Simply Good Food, the company behind the NutriStudents K-12® platform, was established to extend the expertise and intellectual property of CKC Good Food®, a catering company specializing in delicious nutritious meals that kids love. Founded in 1990, the company has grown to serve more than 70 public charter and private schools, daycare centers and nonprofit organizations in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan market. Each regular school day, CKC provides over 20,000 breakfasts, lunches, after-school snacks and dinners meeting federal nutritional guidelines for children.
For over 20 years, CKC Good Food has formulated proprietary recipes, processes, methods and tools which fundamentally alter the quality and nutritional standards of school lunches. Its recipes have been taste tested extensively by kids and have been enthusiastically received by clients and their students, setting a new standard for the highest quality, delicious, nutritious food provided at highly competitive prices.
CKC Good Food has earned the reputation as experts in school foodservice, helping schools walk the tightrope of good food and good finance. Since the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), the company has furthered its credibility and expertise by actively embracing changes to the National School Lunch Program and leading client schools through the certification process, without sacrificing profitability or student participation.