New Summer Prints Now Available!

Today marks the first day of Summer, which means more BBQs, more beach time and, well, more heat. But at UA, we are turning down the heat with our cool Summer Prints on sale now at Uniform Advantage.  Below are two of our new prints for summer, but we have plenty more scrubs for you to choose from throughout our site!

Happy Scrubs Monkey Around White Mock Wrap Scrub Top, Style # WT68MAW

WT68MAW Scrub Top

UA Sea Grape Poetic Pinwheel White Panel Neck Scrub Top, Style # PC62PW

PC63PW Scrub Top

~ Hannah

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from UA

Just a little reminder that Father’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re like me, you’ve already ran out of ideas for Father’s Day gifts over the years. He has every electronic gadget out there, he’s already playing golf on Sunday with his buds, breakfast in bed is getting old, so what now? Ever thought about getting him a new set of scrubs? To us, it’s a perfect idea! He’s always going to need them, he will use them every day, they are easy to wash, and you don’t have to break the bank to get them!

We have men’s scrubs from many different brands including our own line of UA Scrubs, Cherokee, Landau and Fashion Seal, so choices are endless when it comes to getting your Father’s Day gift this year. Oh, and a UA gift card or a new stethoscope won’t hurt either!

~ Hannah

June is…National Dairy Month!

Last week I learned something new about the Month of June.  June is more than just a month where hot flashes creep up more frequently, your air conditioning bill jumps two fold, the beach gets overcrowded, and hurricane season starts.  With the bad comes the good, and in June there’s also Father’s Day, the last days of school, and—to my new-found pleasure—it’s National Dairy Month!  (Apparently June has been recognized as Dairy month since the 1937, but who’s counting.)

Because it’s National Dairy Month, we thought we’d help spread awareness on the health benefits of calcium found in many dairy products…and share with you all some of our favorite dairy products.

The Facts:

According to the Food and Nutrition Board, here are the recommended daily calcium intakes for men and women ages 14 – 70:

Age

Male

Female

14 – 18

1,300 mg

1,300 mg

19 – 50

1,000 mg

1,000 mg

51 – 70

1,000 mg

1,200 mg

Where can we get calcium?  It’s actually more prevalent than I ever thought!  Calcium can be found naturally in some foods, added as a supplement to other foods, or in dietary supplements.  Here are some examples of common sources of calcium:

-          Dairy products (specifically lower-fat dairy products like 2% or skim)

  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Cheese

-          Non-dairy

  • Salmon
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Orange juice with calcium
  • Tofu

In addition to helping prevent osteoporosis later on in life, proper calcium intake has several other health benefits ranging from helping to reduce cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure levels, manage weight and more.

What are our favorite dairy products?

I asked several people around the office what their favorite dairy products are and two answers stood out the most:

  1. Ice cream
  2. Any kind of cheese

Pretty general, but maybe we all love all sorts of ice cream and all sorts of cheese, and well, all sorts dairy! 

How does UA get their calcium intake?  Unconventionally appropriate—the cows in our prints.  Check out this classic UA print:

Funny Farm Print Mock Wrap Scrub Top Stye# WT68FAR

WT68FAR

What’s your favorite source of calcium?!?

*Information obtained from ODS-National Institutes of Health.

Honoring Memorial Day

On the last Monday in May, people all across the country gather together to honor U.S. soldiers who have died while in military service. Known as Memorial Day, this US federal holiday began as a day of remembrance after the Civil War. But over time, Memorial Day has evolved and become more of an occasion for Americans to express their appreciation and memory to those who have died in all wars.

People observe Memorial Day in various fashions. Some visit memorials or cemeteries, while others get together with family for a long weekend of beach activities, barbeques and fireworks. Some people decorate their lawns, while others dress up in red, white and blue attire. At Uniform Advantage, we may not be able to supply you with American flags to line your driveway, but we do have scrubs in red, white and blue that you can wear to showcase your American pride!

So, on this day of remembrance, let’s honor those who have died for our Country. And if you’re at work this coming Monday (May 30th), we think a pair of scrubs in red, white and blue will be perfectly appropriate!  Here are a couple suggestions…

UA67FWK Scrub Top

Scrub Pants ~ Style #33

 

~ Hannah

Uniform Advantage Introduces Sea Grape Scrubs

Earlier this month, we launched our line of Sea Grape Scrubs…a new and exclusive addition to the UA Scrub family!  You can read more about the line in our press release that went out on May 25th by visiting PR Web.

For more great scrubs, shoes and accessories from UA, visit our site!  We are always coming up with new styles, prints and colors to keep things trendy, fresh and fashionable.

If you’d like to share our press release, please do so!  We’d love for everyone to hear about our new line of Sea Grape Scrubs!

~Hannah

National Strawberry Picking Day…Pick some berry fruits, recipes, and prints!

There’s nothing sweeter (pun intended) than strawberries when they’re in season.  And guess what…today is National Strawberry Picking Day

Strawberry season peaks in Florida around April, all over the South in May, and June for northern states, so unfortunately, today may not be your ideal day for picking the juiciest strawberries around the corner. But, fear not my fellow strawberry fanatics. While you may not be in proximity to a strawberry picking field, it doesn’t mean you can’t stop by your local grocery store for a fresh batch of sweet, plump, red, bright, juicy, mouth wateringly-delicious strawberries. 

Or, for an unconventional kind of berry picking, you can pick our Berry Sweet print tops!

Berry Sweet Empire Waist Scrub Top

U55BSW Berry Sweet Empire Waist Scrub Top

Berry Sweet Mandarin Snap Front Top

U21BSW Berry Sweet Mandarin Snap Top

As for the real strawberries you’ve picked up, here are some of our favorite recipes for strawberries!  Let us know how you like to incorporate strawberries into the food you make…we’d  love to try your recipes!

Easy Strawberry Cream Dessert Squares

18 servings.

Ingredients:

-          1 roll (16.5 oucnes) refrigerated sugar cookies

-          2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

-          1/4  cup sugar

-          1 cup strawberry topping (from 11.75 ounce jar)

-          2 eggs

-          1 container (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

-          Fresh berries

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pres cookie dough evenly onto the bottom of an ungreased 13×9 inch pan.
  3. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and ¾ cup of the strawberry toping with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until well blended (about a minute).  Add eggs and beat about 2 minutes until well blended.  Spread mixture evenly over cookie dough in pan.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set.
  5. Cool for 1 hour and enjoy!

 

Quick Strawberry Shortcake

4 servings.

Ingredients:

-          4 shortcakes cut into bit size pieces

-          1 strawberry pie glaze

-          1 quart strawberries, cut bite size

-          8 ounces Cool Whip

Directions:

  1. Layer shortcake, strawberries, strawberry glaze and whipped cream into a glass bowl

 

Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri

1 serving.

Ingredients:

-          1 1/4 ounces lemonade or water

-          1 3/4 ounces sweet and sour mix

-          3 ounces frozen/fresh strawberries

-          1 cup crushed ice

Directions:

  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth, and pour!
  2. Garnish with a fresh strawberry for an all-over sweet look.

So pick some berries, pick some berry recipes and pick our berry print!

~ Hannah

Five Things We are Loving Now!

Here are Five Things we are loving now at UA!

    1. The Heat being in the Eastern conference finals! (Living in South Florida, we have to get excited about this! Let’s go Heat!!
    2. Starbucks Via Ready Brew (oh, Starbucks, how you’ve made staying awake so easy…coffee on the go)
    3. My first ever mother’s day gift: a clay impression of 7 month old son’s hand (There’s nothing sweeter than a homemade gift on Mother’s Day…not to mention your first celebrated Mother’s Day)

4.  Being diligent about treating my cat’s Diabetes because with the right food and perseverance and he is no longer diabetic! (Gotta love our pets!)

5.  UA Tango Rose Dark Lilac Mock Wrap Scrub Top

Tango Rose Mock Wrap Scrub Top