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NCES meets your September 30th fiscal deadlines for nutrition budgets

NCES Health and Nutrition EducationFor almost 30 years, NCES has been proud to create and provide the latest nutrition education teaching tools, including food models, portion plates and much more. As we create and select the products that we’ll carry online at NCEScatalog.com, we know that you have a job to do as well. For many of you, especially in government organizations, that means meeting your fiscal year-end deadlines. One of which is coming up in a couple of short weeks on September 30th.

As many of you know from previous experience, we strive to meet every deadline! We carry most every product in stock and ship within 24 hours of receiving your order. For fiscal deadlines, we can bill prior to shipment, if necessary, to ensure that your deadlines are met and you are able to use all of your nutrition budget on the food models, portion plates and other teaching tools that will bring a nutritious message to your audience.

Among the many things we do, we pride ourselves on the customer service experience that every NCES customer receives. If you haven’t had a chance to experience that yet, we would love for today to be your day! Because we know that every situation is different, we offer many ways to place your NCES order.

Online at www.NCEScatalog.com:

  • Pay with a credit card: Browse the NCES website and add all your favorite items to your cart. At the end of the process, press Checkout and complete payment using the credit card of your choice.
  • Pay with Purchase Order: Don’t worry! If you like shopping online but need to use a Company PO, we’ve got you covered. Just select Purchase Order during checkout and enter your company PO number. **1st time customers will receive a follow-up Credit Application to be completed and returned. This will be kept on file for all future orders.

Fax to 800.251.9349:

For many companies, sending a fax directly from the Purchasing Department is the easiest option. If that’s you, simply send in your Company PO. Or, download our Order Form and fax it in. You can also choose to pay with a credit card on the order form.

Email to info@ncescatalog.com:

Works just the same as fax. Instead, just email your order to info@ncescatalog.com

Give us a call at 877.623.7266:

If you’re just missing your favorite NCES Customer Service Representative, give us a call and we’ll gladly take your order over the phone. For company PO’s, we’ll still need a copy of your PO faxed or emailed. But, we can get your information, submit your order and give you an estimated ship date via phone.

The bottom line… we know you’ve got a budget to spend and we make it easy to get exactly what you’ve been looking for in your nutrition education program. Use any of the methods listed above to place your order. Or, give us a call with any questions. Our customer service team is standing by ready to answer all of your questions. Plus, did you know that you can CHAT with us? That’s right! Get your questions answered without picking up the phone using our online Chat feature. Just visit our homepage and click “Chat With Us” in the bottom right corner. We can’t wait to talk to you soon! Now, head on over to NCEScatalog.com and have fun!

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Do We Need to be Eating All We Can Eat?

Buffet Display

I know we say it all the time, but it’s not enough to just focus on the types of food your putting on your plate, you have to pay attention to the amount of food you’re putting on your plate. I was reminded of this concept during a recent trip to an all-you-can-eat buffet. I still struggle with the concept that many people struggle with… If I’m going to pay an all you can eat price, I need to eat all I CAN eat. But, in the words of Ellen Degeneres, “We don’t need to be eating all we can eat”. They make it so easy though. I mean, just leave your plate at the table and go get a new one. It’s like washing away all the guilt from the food that we just ate so we can clean our conscience and go eat more. We’ve all struggled with this… am I right? The key is to not give in to the temptation to eat all we can eat. Your body doesn’t get any more nutrition by eating 4 plates full of food than it does off of one healthy plate. In fact, you’re going to harm your body more by adding all the extra calories your body doesn’t need. So now, I try to look at it this way… If I’m going to pay $12 for lunch, I’m going to leave feeling full, satisfied and having enjoyed some of my favorite foods. When we over eat, it’s hard to enjoy the food because our stomachs begin to stretch and feel overly full.

So, how do you overcome the temptation to over eat when you’re at a buffet? You have to find a portion control tool that works for you. In the past, we’ve published the ever-popular hand guides for portions of different foods. These work great in a pinch, as long as you can remember all of the proper portions by looking at your hands (and don’t have abnormally large hands). An easy to use pocket portion guide, like this free NCES one, can be a big help too. But, we’ve got something that can make it even easier. Whenever possible, I take along my NCES Right-Sized plate so I can be sure I’ve taken the correct portions in each food group. It really doesn’t get any easier than that! You walk up to the buffet with your right-sized plate and Voila, no more guesswork! These plates are available for both kids and adults and really do take the guesswork out of portion control. Give one a shot today!

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