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5 Quick and Easy Red, White & Blue Treats!

Memorial Day is the day that we remember and honor those who have lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Though we’ve been celebrating Memorial Day for almost 150 years in this country, the spirit of the holiday remains the same even today. However, the way in which we celebrate has certainly changed over the years. Where it began a sad, mourning holiday, it has grown into a celebration of life, a time to be with our loved ones and honor those lost.

Everyone is talking about their Memorial Day plans to vacation, bbq, or just relax. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to take time off from being a superhero, like so many of you in the healthcare industry! Just because you may have to work, doesn’t mean you can’t still partake in Memorial Day cravings. For those with crazy hours or barely enough time to each lunch, take some quick snacks for you and your work family to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend with some red, white & blue themed treats.

Here is a list of 5 Quick and Easy ones that will get you started:

  1. I pledge allegiance to the flag – All you need is a platter, grab some Blueberries, yogurt pretzels and cut up strawberries and be the center of attention with this delightful, healthy, and Memorial Day themed treat for your entire floor!
  1. Dip baby dip – Dip the most delicious berry in melted milk, dark, or white chocolate and toss on star shaped sprinkles. However, you don’t have to get fancy…even if you put chocolate on the side with a container of sprinkles and strawberries, it would still be a hit!
  1. Mocktails are better than cocktails – We know this is for work, so it can’t be a true cocktail…but flavored juices, whether freshly made or not, can cool you down when your shift gets too much to handle. Make up some fun names or use red, white and blue cups!
  1. The rockets’ red glare – Pack up some twizzlers that look like rockets and lay them out in grabbing reach…add some black licorice pieces to give it a kick!
  1. Bright stars thru the perilous fight – If you want to stick with some of the healthier choices, this easy cut-out technique will leave everyone in awe. Try using a star cookie cutter with all types of fruit like pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelon…etc! This is also is a great way to get your kids to eat fruits!

 

Hopefully, some of these will inspire your own creations. You can’t bring in red, white & blue themed treats without dressing the part! Make sure you sport your red, white & blue Uniform Advantage scrubs, or some of our fun holiday prints.

We would love to see some of your red, white & blue creations! Send us pictures, links, recipes…whatever you have, we’d love to see it and share it.

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UA goes Hollywood

Uniform Advantage goes Hollywood…

Uniform Advantage’s print scrub top made a star appearance with Cate Blanchett, Oscar winning actress in the highly acclaimed Blue Jasmine Movie that aired last year in July 2013.

Gorgeous Cate Blanchett won an Oscar for Best Actress in her performance in Blue Jasmine, filmed in August 2012. The budget for the film was $18 million and it grossed around $95 million worldwide.

Cate Blanchett plays the character of Jasmine French, a New York socialite with a wealthy lifestyle. Her marriage and entire life fell apart when her husband’s deceptive business practices came to light. With no one to help her, single and broke, she moves in to live with her estranged sister, Ginger, in San Francisco to get back control of her life. At this point, she is unstable mentally and emotionally and in putting her life back to pieces, she gets a job unwillingly as a receptionist in a dental office.

Her work wardrobe included Uniform Advantage’s Mix It Up Cougar mock wrap scrub top from their Butter-Soft collection. “Mix It Up Cougar” was designed to resemble a cougar’s spots. The style included the side drawstring tie and was 55/45 cotton poly blend. It was part of Uniform Advantage’s Spring/Summer 2012 lineup and featured fashionable shades: coffee bean, cougar and pineapple. The mock wrap scrub top featured a trendy geo print that was the “in” style two years ago and still is today.

Uniform Advantage is constantly designing a wide variety of fresh and stylish printed designs for their exclusive UA Uniform collections, the number one place for scrubs and all of your nursing uniform needs. For more information about these different styles and colors they offer, please visit http://www.UniformAdvantage.com.

Have you seen Blue Jasmine? Have you seen any of our prints in TV Shows or Movies? Let us know, we would love to see!

MotherEarth

Earth Day Tips: Packing a Healthier, Zero Waste Lunch

This is a guest blog by WildMintShop.com

Tuesday, April 22 this year is “Earth Day,” a day when people around the globe get together to bring awareness to environmental issues and promote greater appreciation of the planet. There are thousands of steps, big or small, one can take to help protect our planet, and today we wanted to focus on a topic we know everyone can relate to—food! As busy health professionals, we know it’s probably hard to find time to pack lunch, yet, ordering takeout, eating in the cafeteria, or constantly going out for lunch aren’t necessarily the most cost-effective or healthiest options. That’s why we’re here to help you change up your lunch routine while going green! At Wild Mint, we are dedicated to helping families live healthier, safer, and more earth-friendly lifestyles, so we’ve put together some of our favorite tips to help you pack a healthier, zero waste lunch for work.

There are two main areas you can focus on to help pack a healthier lunch: the food you pack and the containers you use to pack your food.  First, trying to pack whole, fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables, lean meats, nuts, legumes, and grains are of course better for your health than eating processed foods and those high in saturated fats.  But another thing to remember is that research shows organic foods are higher in nutrients (vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals) and free from many of the toxic pesticides used in regular foods.  To help you shop for organic foods on a budget, check out the Environmental Working Group’s Shoppers Guide to see the best foods to try to buy organic.

Now that you’re packing healthier foods, it’s time to consider your food containers. Did you know that chemicals in some items including lunch bags, plastic containers, utensils, plastic baggies, and water bottles can actually leach into your food and drink? These toxic chemicals (including Bisphenol-A or BPA, phthalates and PVC’s, and lead) can have a short or long term effect on people’s health including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, worsening allergy and asthma symptoms, impaired intellect, and some cancers. To help you avoid any potential health consequences from using products made with toxic chemicals, switch to non toxic, reusable lunch-packing gear made from glass, stainless steel, organic cotton, and bamboo.

Packing your lunch in reusable products is also a great way to reduce waste in the environment. According to RecycleWorks.org, a person who uses a disposable lunch creates between 4-8 ounces of garbage everyday, which can add up to as much as 100 pounds per year! That’s a lot of garbage by just one person that is polluting the air and oceans. Additionally, plastics, which are used to make so many disposable lunch gear items, take centuries to decompose and if incinerated in the process, release toxic byproducts into the atmosphere.

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1)      Pack a Reusable Lunch Bag: Look for a reusable lunch bag free from toxic chemicals like lead, PVCs, phth alates, and BPA. If you’re looking for the most eco friendly option, opt for a bag made completely from 100% organic cotton, which is grown without the use of pesticides and has lower environmental impacts than conventional cotton.

2)      Store Healthy Food in Reusable Containers: As discussed, glass, stainless steel, and organic cotton are all toxin-free alternatives to plastic that also promote healthier eating by conscious food preparation. Pack healthy sandwiches, meals, veggie sticks, yogurt, fruit, and more nutritious options in safer glass food storage containers and stainless steel food containers. Replace plastic baggies with reusable sandwich bags and reusable snack bags which will save money in the long run and help reduce waste!

3)      Sustainable Utensils & Napkins: Reusable bamboo utensils are an Eco-friendly alternative to plastics, much lighter then packing silverware, and super cute! With napkins, opt for reusable 100% organic cotton instead of paper napkins that add unnecessary waste to landfills.

4)      Reusable Beverage Bottles: Plastic water bottles, juice boxes, soda cans, and other disposable drinks can contain unhealthy ingredients, toxic chemicals, and of course contribute to waste. Instead, use reusable glass water bottles or stainless steel water bottles filled with water and other healthy beverages. We love Lifefactory water bottles for glass and Klean Kanteen bottles for stainless steel.

We hope these tips have been helpful and informative in learning about toxin-free, earth friendly lunch packing. For some ideas on healthy lunch and snack options visit our Recipe Section and to learn more about healthy, safer living visit our Learn Section.

 

 

 

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Just Wanted to Say THANK YOU…on National Compliment Day!

Today is National Compliment Day and we want to THANK YOU for being the BEST CUSTOMERS a company could ask for! Our goal as a company is to provide YOU, our valued customers, with not only quality merchandise, but also superior Customer Service.  It is our #1 priority to reciprocate the dedication and loyalty that we receive from our customers.  We love receiving feedback from YOU so we can continually improve and make sure that we are providing you with the best possible shopping experience.  So thank you to all of our customers who take a minute out of their day to let us know how we’re doing and how we can help you best! We really appreciate each and every one of you!

From Anastasia:

Thank you so much for helping me when my package was lost in the mail!! I truly appreciate the fast response to my email and the genuine care that I received when discussing my order. I wish more companies cared as much as your company does. I am thankful for your easy to use website as well; it always helps me find everything I need at ease. You have a customer for life here, I will continue to purchase strictly through your company! Feel free to use my review on your website; I’d love for people to see the great experience I always have with you guys!! Have a happy holiday!!

From Karen:

I recently had a large order of 27 items.  Once I got this list organized, it was very easy to go online and put in my order.  I then received them very, very quickly.  I just wanted to thank you for the excellent service and scrubs.

From Jill:

I wanted to tell you all that I am very happy with my shopping experience.  First, the website is easy and fun to navigate.  I love the size filters and color match buttons.  It allowed me to put together matching outfits quickly and without confusion.  Your scrubs are affordable, while sacrificing none of the look and quality I prefer, and I received my scrubs only five days after ordering them!  Thank you so much for everything!

From Megan:

I am emailing to let you know I received my order today, they fit perfectly and look great.  Very fast shipping to Australia and excellent customer service.  Thank you very much.

From Patricia:

I just wanted you to know that I appreciate the great customer service and wonderful product! I ordered your butter soft smock tops, and they are perfect! The team received them today, and love, love, loved them!

Have questions about a product? Need help with sizing or color matching?  We’re here to help! Our Customer Service department is here to make your shopping trip with Uniform Advantage a positive one, so the next time you have a question or need assistance be sure to contact us!  Whether you prefer email, phone, or live chat online we are here for you!

Fan Feedback!

To reach our goal of providing our customers with the best possible shopping experience, we rely on feedback straight from the source! We wanted to share some of the comments we’ve received recently and thank you all for taking the time to tell us what you like about our site.  We are continuously trying to improve to best serve YOU–our valued and loyal customers!

If you ever need assistance, or have a question about your order don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated Customer Service team as they are here to help!  They are available by phone, email, and live chat (just look at our Contact Us page) to make it easy for you.

I LOVE UNIFORM ADVANTAGE! IT IS THE ONLY PLACE I BUY MY UNIFORMS! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! –Denise E.

I love that you can click on the color swatch of the item you are looking at and it will bring up all other items in the same color. Also love your selection of tall pants. –Lindsey B.

All the items were purchased as a Christmas gift – recipient loved them.  I really, really do appreciate the prompt and efficient way my order was handled.  Thank you. –Marge B.

The quality of your products is outstanding at a very reasonable price. That is what keeps me a continued customer. –Anna M.

I ordered uniforms on the Jan 3, to be sent to Perth Western Australia. On Jan 7 the parcel arrived. The items in the parcel matched my order and the items are exactly as seen and described on your web page. My colleagues and I are extremely impressed with the exceptional service you promised and delivered. I will highly recommend your company to other colleagues and health professionals. Kind regards, Bettina I.

JUST A SHORT NOTE TO SAY  THANK YOU .  MY ORDER ARRIVED AS STATED BY YOUR COMPANY , ON TIME, FOR THE  PARTY WE ARE  HAVING FOR MY MOTHER TOMORROW. I REALLY APPRECIATED THE WORK ETHIC AND EFFICIENCY OF YOUR COMPANY. I FIND YOU ALL TO BE A VERY CUSTOMER-FIRST ESTABLISHMENT !”     -Kenneth L.

I have been ordering my scrubs from this company for years. Always a pleasure and so easy to find what I am looking for. I love the different viewing options. thanks so much.  Olga F

Love your scrubs. I’m constantly asked where I buy them! –Amanda W.

It is my second order. I was very pleased with the first order that I received. It was shipped quickly and I got exactly what I ordered. My daughter just started her first job as a nurse and as been very pleased with all of her scrubs I ordered from your company. -Dawn M.

Once again, I am wowed from the exceptional service and quality. I couldn’t be more happier with my purchase. I am writing to tell you thank you for being a great company and providing inexpensive fantastic quality scrubs. I will pass the word on to my co workers and family. Uniform advantage is by far the best place to buy scrubs! I am so pleased. Thank you and continue what your doing! -Cara T.

Thank You to our Customers!

Here at UA, Customer Service is our highest priority and we strive daily to exceed customer’s expectations.  So we want to say THANK YOU to all of the customers who have given us feedback over the past year, so that we can keep improving to best help you! Here are a few of many notes we’ve received from our valued customers:

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From Debbie:

I just wanted to let you know I am spreading the word at work (at a local hospital) about how beautiful and affordable your tops are.  We have a uniform sale here twice a year, their plus size tops range from $26 to $30 and of course selection is very limited.  I was so frustrated I went online as soon as I got home and ordered my tops from you.  I was THRILLED to be able to get six tops, with shipping, averaging $10.60 each!  And received them only 3 days after placing my order…  WOW again!  Can’t wait to show them off at work.   Thank you so much.

From Linda:

I just received my second order from UA.  I just want to let you know how pleased I am with quality and service your company provides.  All three fit well and am very pleased with the quality and price. I work in a pharmacy that recently changed their dress code standards and until I came across your catalog I thought I’d never find any tops in navy with pockets.  UA is a life saver!

 From Eric:

“I have shopped twice on your website for my girlfriend and the quality of the products I have bought have been excellent and I will continue to shop with you.  Thank you!

From Victoria:

Thank you for such prompt service. I don’t believe I have ever gotten an order so fast.

 From Roseanne:

Your site was recommended to my by a classmate and I am really happy with it. I was able to find what I needed in the color I needed. Very good prices on your scrubs too, the best prices I’ve seen online.

From Madelyn

It is the easiest site of all the uniform sites to navigate. I buy from you because of the quality of the uniform fabric and the ease in which to buy it. Thank you

From Kristi

I just want to say THANK YOU!!! I wear skirts all the time and I was so excited to see that y’all have long scrub skirts!! I’ll be ordering every color!  I’ve tried making my own, and they’re just not great, and time consuming to make, but I was very excited to see that you all carry these and in multiple colors! Keep ‘em coming!!

From Marcy

I want to thank you for your help and taking care of my return. I had omitted the return invoice by mistake and emailed you with the item number. I appreciate the wonderful customer service I received, which today seems to have all but disappeared. I thank you again!

From Mary

Only website I use for scrubs – Thank you for making shopping for “work clothes” such a pleasure.

Have a question about your order? Finding the right size? Let us help! You can contact our expert Customer Service team today to assist you by phone, email, or live chat!

Putting the YUM in the Holiday Season!

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and is also the season where spare time seems to be nonexistent!  So we’re making it easy for you this year and bringing you party-ready treats for you to bring into work for your co-workers (while you all have on your winter holiday scrubs of course), make for your neighborhood gathering, or even save for family on Christmas day!  Let us know if we forgot any, we’d love to hear your favorite festive recipe for the holidays!

Sausage Wreath

Sausage Wreath

Santa Hat Pretzels

Santa Hat Pretzels

Christmas Mice Cookies

Christmas Mice Cookies

Snowman Cheese ball

Snowman Cheese ball

Santa Crackers

Santa Crackers

Olive Christmas Penguin Poppers

Olive Christmas Penguin Poppers