Uniform Advantage designs a Dance for Autism White Scrub Print to spread awareness about Autism

Uniform Advantage designs a Dance for Autism White Scrub Print to spread awareness about Autism

Last Fall 2014, we designed a cause awareness print to spread awareness about Autism and donated monies from the sale of our Autism Awareness White scrub prints to a designated charity. This Spring, we are continuing to spread awareness , through our Dance for Autism White scrub prints because it affects so many children, 1 in 68. $1 from the sale of each Dance for Autism White scrub top and scrub jacket will be donated to Generation Rescue, making our total contribution to over $2,600. This gift will go towards the funding of a medical treatment for one individual.

Uniform Advantage designs a Dance for Autism White Scrub Print to spread awareness about Autism

There is no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at this time but early detection and treatment at a very young age can help improve a child’s life overall, starting with their diet. Generation Rescue was created because the founding partners and husband and wife, JB and Lisa Handley were affected by their son, Jamison’s journey with Autism. They both also co-produced a documentary film entitled “Autism Yesterday.” Julie Matthews, an autism nutrition specialist said “the road to autism recovery begins with a diet.” Specific foods that have gluten and casein are known to cause serious issues for children affected with Autism and should not be consumed. Julie says a diet without them will “help balance a child’s biochemistry, affect systemic healing and provide relief of autism symptoms.”

Autism was proposed solely as a brain disorder, demonstrating that it begins and ends in the brain. Per Julie, “Through the array of common physical symptoms observed and the breakthrough work of the Autism Research Institute, a more appropriate “whole body disorder” (the brain is affected by the biochemistry generated in the body) perspective of autism has emerged.” Children with autism experienced physical symptoms like bloating, GI pain, constipation, diarrhea, recurring infections, not sleeping properly and inflammation and pain. Autism displayed physical as well as behavioral symptoms and proved that it could not be diagnosed as only a brain disorder. When autism is classified as a whole body disorder, then the bigger picture emerges of how a child’s body and cells affects his or her brain and how it is connected to their diet and biochemistry. Our gut breaks down our food so we can have the necessary nutrients needed to support biochemistry and allow the brain to function as it should. Our gut is an essential piece in understanding and managing autism.

On Generation Rescue’s site, they have posted a detailed nutrition/how to begin guide that will help parents not be overwhelmed. They are shown the tools here and can prepare a game plan on where to start in managing their kids’ gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diets. Below is an excerpt and you can click here for more information:

Sources of GLUTEN to Avoid

Gluten Grains:

Wheat

Rye

Barley

Spelt

Kamut

Triticale

Oats (commercial)

GF oats are available

 

Gluten Containing Ingredients and Foods:

Semolina

Malt

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Proteins *

Dextrin and maltodextrin *

Artificial flavors & coloring *

“Spices” *

Soy sauce (unless wheat-free) *

Potato chips/fries *

Sauces and gravies *

Bologna and hot dogs *

* May contain gluten, unless specified gluten-free

 

Sources of CASEIN to Avoid

Casein is found in all animal milk products (cow, goat, sheep milk, etc.), such as:

Milk

Cheese

Yogurt and kefir

Butter

Cream

Ice cream

Sour cream

Whey

 

Casein Containing Ingredients and Foods:

Milk chocolate

Sherbet

Galactose

Casein, Caseinate

Lactose in seasoning

Lactalbumin, as natural flavor
Artificial butter flavor

Cool Whip

Lactic acid *

Canned tuna *

Seasoned potato chips *

Hot dogs and bologna (may contain) *

* May contain casein

 

Here Are Some Initial Steps for Implementing GFCF:

1. Experiment. Before removing anything, introduce GFCF alternatives such as rice pasta, GF waffles, and other GFCF foods and snacks-this will support the elimination portion later. Try some prepared foods and mixes. Find options you child likes and that you can substitute later during implementation.

2. Explore GFCF resources (books, cookbooks, videos, autism websites) to become familiar with the diet and learn helpful ideas, what to expect, and what foods are allowed. Watch instructional videos – many available at YouTube.

3. Create a meal plan—a list of gluten-free and casein-free foods, meals, and snacks your child will eat or that you would like to make on GFCF.

4. Shop for foods according to meal plan, as well as purchasing GFCF flours, milks, and other cooking staples.

5. Then, begin eliminating one at a time:

Start with the elimination of casein—for two weeks, then…

Remove gluten and continue both (gluten-free and casein-free) for three to six months.

About Generation Rescue

Generation Rescue is a national non-profit organization providing immediate treatment assistance, information and hope to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Their vision is to provide families with a better quality of life and help stop autism in future generations. Generation Rescue was founded in 2005 by JB and Lisa Handley, parents of an autistic child who were looking for autism support resources. The information they learned from other parents about how to treat the underlying symptoms of autism, in order to improve a child’s quality of life, became the inspiration for Generation Rescue. Generation Rescue educates, supports, advocates and truly empowers families affected by autism to achieve a better quality of life today and encourages healthy choices for future generations. Generation Rescue currently helps more than 25,000 families yearly affected by autism spectrum disorders – offering programs nationwide that provide services on a local level and providing mentors in 39 countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://generationrescue.org/.

It is estimated to cost at least $17,000 more per year to care for a child with Autism compared to a child without it. Let’s band together and spread the word more to help manage this incurable condition!

Scrubs for a Cause: Enter to win a $25 E-Gift Card

Scrubs for a Cause with Uniform Advantage

Happy Monday!

As you know, Uniform Advantage partners with many charities throughout the year. We design scrubs every Fall and Spring to help spread awareness about several medical conditions affecting millions of people and our healthcare communities daily. We have been contributing to designated charities to help with medical research and funding treatments for individuals affected with the hope of eradicating these medical conditions one day. We are constantly looking for causes to design for and would love your feedback to expand our donation efforts! Other than Breast Cancer Awareness, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Cancer Awareness, Autism and Diabetes, what cause is near and dear to your heart?

Answer this question for a Chance to Win a $25 E-Gift Card!

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook and our Blog. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our Scrubs for a Cause Contest post on your own wall

3. COMMENT on the Facebook post by answering this question: Other than Breast Cancer Awareness, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Cancer Awareness, Autism and Diabetes, what cause is near and dear to your heart?

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by answering this question: Other than Breast Cancer Awareness, Childhood Cancer Awareness, Cancer Awareness, Autism and Diabetes, what cause is near and dear to your heart?

 

Once all Facebook/Blog comments are in and confirmed that you shared our contest post, we will randomly choose 1 winner (using woobox.com), who will then receive a $25 E-Gift Card from us!

 

The contest ends Tuesday 10th February, 2015 at 11:59pm EST and we will announce the winners after 10am EST on Wednesday 10th February, 2015 on our Facebook page and Blog.

 

Important Notes:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message or Blog message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation!

Get a free pair of Koi by Sanita Nursing Shoes by entering Uniform Advantage’s Shoesday Tuesday contest

Uniform Advantage's Shoesday Tuesday Contest - Koi by Sanita Shoes 1.12.15

Today is Shoesday Tuesday! 6 lucky winners will get a new pair of Koi by Sanita shoes offered on our website for free to strut their stuff in their workplace.

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win!

With Koi by Sanita shoes, you will enjoy comfort, durability, support and functionality. They are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and bear their Seal of Acceptance.

Enter today and Win a pair of nursing shoes for yourself!

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our Shoesday Tuesday contest post on your own wall

3. COMMENT on this Facebook post by answering this question: What is the #1 feature you look for when buying your nursing shoes?

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by answering this question: What is the #1 feature you look for when buying your nursing shoes?

 

Once all Facebook/Blog comments are in and confirmed that you shared our contest post, we will randomly choose 6 winners (using woobox.com), who will then receive a FREE pair of nursing shoes of their choice from Koi by Sanita. Click here for a preview.

 

The contest ends Wednesday 14th January, 2015 at 1:00pm and we will announce the winners the same day on Facebook and our Blog.

 

Important Notes:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation and to Koi Design LLC for sponsoring!

Uniform Advantage’s Win It Wednesday Contest is here! Add fashion to your wardrobe with Koi Scrubs…

 Uniform Advantage's Win It Wednesday Contest featuring Koi Scrubs

Happy Wednesday! New Years blessings continues and we are giving away more Koi Scrubs!!

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win in our Win it Wednesday contest!

When you think of Koi Scrubs, what comes to mind? Creative Designs!! Their scrub styles are fun, modern and innovative and not to mention, comfortable and functional with a flattering fit! Step off the runway into your medical world with Koi Scrubs. They are a popular and loved brand by many medical professionals.

Enter today and Win a scrub outfit for yourself! 3 lucky winners will get a Koi Scrub Set of their choice that includes a scrub top and pants offered on our website for free!

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our Win it Wednesday contest post on your own wall

3. COMMENT on the Facebook post by clicking here and answering this question: What do you love about Koi scrubs and include a style you like?

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by clicking here and answering this question: What do you love about Koi scrubs and include a style you like?

 

Once all Facebook/Blog comments are in and confirmed that you shared our contest post, we will randomly choose 3 winners (using woobox.com), who will then receive a FREE Koi Scrub Outfit of their choice. Click here for a preview.

 

The contest ends Thursday 8th January, 2015 at 1:00pm and we will announce the winners the same day on Facebook and our Blog.

 

Important Notes:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation and to Koi Design LLC for sponsoring!

Happy New Year! Enter Uniform Advantage’s Uniforms-On-Us Contest featuring Koi Scrubs….

Uniform Advantage's Uniforms-on-Us Contest featuring Koi Scrubs

Happy New Year!! What better way to celebrate the 1st day of 2015 and win a complimentary scrub set from Koi???

Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win in Uniform Advantage’s UNIFORMS-ON-US contest!

When you think of Koi Scrubs, what comes to mind? Creative Designs!! Their scrub styles are fun, modern and innovative and not to mention, comfortable and functional with a flattering fit! Step off the runway into your medical world with Koi Scrubs. They are a very loved brand in the medical uniform space.

Enter today and Win a scrub outfit for yourself! 3 lucky winners will get a Koi Scrub Set of their choice that includes a scrub top and pants offered on our website for free!

 

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on Facebook. It involves 3 easy steps:

1. LIKE this post on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAScrubs

2. SHARE our UNIFORMS-ON-US contest post on your own wall

3. COMMENT on the Facebook post by answering this fun question: What is the one resolution or goal you keep putting off that will be achieved in 2015?

Below are the instructions on how to enter the contest on our Blog.

1. FOLLOW our Blog.

2. COMMENT on this post by answering this fun question: What is the one resolution or goal you keep putting off that will be achieved in 2015?

 

Once all Facebook/Blog comments are in and confirmed that you shared our contest post, we will randomly choose 3 winners (using woobox.com), who will then receive a FREE Koi Scrub Outfit of their choice. Click here for a preview.

 

The contest ends Friday 2nd January, 2015 at 1:00pm and we will announce the winners the same day on Facebook and our Blog.

 

Important Notes:

•Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the last 6 months are not eligible to win.

•Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses due to varying international shipping rates and customs charges (you can enter as an international customer if you have a friend or family member with a U.S. shipping address that we can send your prize to).

•Selected contestants have 3  business days to respond to their “winner’s facebook message” after which point they forfeit their prize to another contestant.

 

Thank you for your participation and to Koi Design LLC for sponsoring!

Uniform Advantage’s Family Holiday Traditions

Uniform Advantage's Family Holiday TraditionsThe holiday season is a time when families build lifelong memories through traditions. Some have been passed on through generations and some are added each year. These traditions help you bond and reconnect with loved ones, friends and neighbors.

Here at Uniform Advantage offices are decorated, the halls are decked out and it seems like every day someone in some department is bringing in holiday “goodies” to share. The Company treats us to a wonderful Holiday Luncheon and there’s a “Secret Santa” to participate in. We truly feel like a “family” here.

We’ve asked our coworkers to share their favorite family traditions and here are some:

Tamara: On Christmas night my family and I do karaoke and games like Wii and board games. We really look forward to that part of the night.

Johnnie: My family normally eats 3 sit down meals on Christmas Day. The tradition comes into play as 3 different households each year are assigned (or can volunteer) for the task of preparing either breakfast, lunch or dinner for the entire family. It has become one of the most anticipated holiday things we’ve grown to love and enjoy.

Alyssa: Even though we’re all Jewish in my family, we still appreciate the beauty of Christmas lights. So, every year we tune the radio to the Christmas station and all six of us drive around looking at the lights and walking around those big houses with the crazy, amazing light displays. We also ALWAYS make latkes and rugelach. And, of course, we light the menorah and exchange gifts. We wrap milk bones for dogs each of the eight nights as they have come to associate candles with presents.

Athena: In Greek culture, every New Year’s Day we bake a Tiropita. This is basically a filo dough pie that is large and flat like a pizza. We cut it into slices and each family member gets one slice. There is a quarter baked into the pie but no one knows where it is. So as each person get their slice, we inspect them before eating to find the quarter. The person with the quarter is known as the lucky one for that year in the family. Then we eat!

Melody: Some of my favorite traditions include watching “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “Love Actually,” having a big meal with family and opening one gift on Christmas Eve night.

Karen: I love baking and making candy to give as gifts and share with family and friends. I have made the same pumpkin bread recipe for 45 years. Christmas CDs go on in my car Thanksgiving weekend. We watch as many Christmas movies and specials as we can with our Grandson. And we love to see what his “Elf on the Shelf” will do. Our newest family tradition is to take our grandson to pick a name from the “Angel Tree” at the mall and shop for the gift being asked for.

Ayanna: Decorating the tree the day after Thanksgiving and opening one present on Christmas Eve.

Robin: My family ALWAYS puts on the TBS marathon of “A Christmas Story.” It’s always playing in the background while we cook, eat, wrap presents, etc. My family can pretty much quote the entire movie. Another tradition my family has is having an Italian Christmas. With Thanksgiving only a month before Christmas, we have turkeyed ourselves out. As a big, loud Italian family, we adopted celebrating with tones of Italian dishes. I’m thinking of making cannoli from scratch this year.

Anonymous: I love giving “secret” gifts.

What are your favorite family Holiday traditions?

 

Introducing our UA FAN-tastic Holiday Contest: A Month of Mystery!!

Uniform Advantage FAN-tastic Holiday Contest: A Month of Mystery!

The holidays are a time to be thankful and all about giving, and here at Uniform Advantage, we are thankful for all of our fans, customers, and clients!

To give back and say thanks, we are treating our fans with a FAN-tastic Holiday Contest!

By participating on our Facebook page through the month of December, you could win some great mystery prizes! HURRY – the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win!

The contest launches 12/1 and ends 12/26 at midnight EST. We will announce the winners every Monday.

How can you earn points for this FAN-tastic Contest?

Entering is Easy and only 3 steps:

  • “Like” our Uniform Advantage Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/uascrubs
  • Enter into our “FAN-tastic Contest” using the App at the top of our Facebook timeline
  • Contribute on our Facebook timeline through comments and “likes”

Facebook Contest Rules:

Daily Comment and Posting Limit

  • In order to avoid any person getting banned due to their comment amount, the following limits are in place: comment on our Facebook page up to 3 times per day and/or “like” a comment, picture, or post up to 4 times per day.

Post Relevance to Topic

  • Points are awarded based on quality, so stay on topic and make comments relevant to the wall posts posted by Uniform Advantage.

Winner Eligibility

  • This contest is open to contestants who are 18 or older, reside in the United States, and are actively employed in or are pursuing a degree in the medical field. Contestants who have won a Uniform Advantage contest within the past 6 months are not eligible. Uniform Advantage employees are not eligible.

*We reserve the right to modify the rules and the contest at any time without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Are Points Calculated?

  • Facebook posts, comments and likes are all worth 1 point each, but don’t just try to create the most posts and comments. Your score is weighted by the quality of your participation.
  • Higher quality activity (on topic and engages with the community) will earn extra points.
  • Lower quality activity (off topic and spam) will earn fewer points.
  • Having consistent activity over time is more valuable that repeatedly performing the same action.

How Long Does it Take for Points to Update?

  • Please be patient…there is a time lag between your actions (commenting or liking) and when your point total changes. It takes between 12-24 hours depending on various factors for these actions to translate into leaderboard points.

What are the Prizes?

  • 1 grand prize winner each week will receive a $50 UA gift card PLUS a mystery prize!
  • 2 random contestants each week we will receive a mystery prize!

Post Restrictions

  • If a contestant goes over the daily posting limit, they will be warned. If excessive posting continues, they will be disqualified from the contest. The Contest Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify participants who post spam, offensive or inappropriate language, and/or aren’t actively employed in or pursuing a degree in the medical field.

The more your participate, the higher your chances of winning!

Good Luck!

Uniform Advantage's FAN-tastic Holiday Contest: A Month of Mystery