Grants, Volunteers Make Playground a Reality

September 27, 2018

With the help of grant funds and hard-working volunteers, Community School of Excellence in St. Paul converts dirt lot into playground for active students.

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October is Farm-to-School Month!

September 21, 2018

October is Farm-to-School Month in the United States. In addition to our year-round farm-to-school sourcing, CKC Good Food will be supporting our schools' farm-to-school lessons in two specific ways this October.

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Fuel Up to Play 60 Supports School Wellness

August 13, 2018

Fuel Up to Play 60, a joint initiative of the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, supports school wellness through its annual playbook of healthy eating and physical activity opportunities, and grants of up to $4,000.

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Cafeteria Connection connects parents to cafeteria goodness

August 13, 2018

CKC's Cafeteria Connection newsletter for parents includes 10 issues that promote the quality of school food service programs.

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New school lunch entrees for 2018-19

August 13, 2018

CKC is rolling out new lunch menu entrees, new menu rotations and a new take on school breakfast for 2018-19.

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CKC buys local - and American

July 19, 2018

CKC Good Food prides itself on providing the freshest, most tasteful food possible to our client schools. Our menus feature a wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, the origins of which depend upon the time of year.

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Annual training prepped schools for 2018-2019

June 26, 2018

CKC Good Food hosted two sessions of annual training to help food service staff from client schools and child care centers prepare for the 2018-2019 school year.

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Close Joins Peers in Recipe-Creation Collaboration

June 1, 2018

CKC Good Food CEO, Founder and Executive Chef Nancy Close was honored to collaborate with two school nutrition professionals from Twin Cities school districts, and chefs from Land O'Lakes and General Mills on the development of tasty new USDA-compliant, scratch-made recipes.

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Produce Update: Romaine

May 10, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration have issued a safety advisory about romaine lettuce following the outbreak of e.coli traced back to romaine heads and hearts and processed romaine originating in Yuma, Arizona.

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Is your school eligible to provide free meals under the Community Eligibility Provision?

May 1, 2018

The USDA's Community Eligibility Provision allows schools serving low-income neighborhoods / populations to offer school meals for free to all students without collecting applications verifying household income. Since the program was introduced in 2015, the number of eligible schools participating has continued to increase but there are still thousands of eligible schools still missing out. 

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“If you are looking for variety in your school meals, meals that are fresh and flavorful that kids actually eat, then CKC has what you are looking for.”
Kim Hyvarinen : Nova Classical Academy