It’s not every day that two heart surgeons get into the food business, but over 20 years ago that’s exactly what our dads did. Motivated by what they saw in their practice, our parents set out on a mission to encourage sensible eating. They knew ingredients had to be nutritious and simple, that everything had to be delicious, and that their products needed to be super simple to make. While the world has changed since our little family business first got started, our focus remains true to our dads’ vision and we work every day to make them proud.
Our history dates back to 1992 when our dads, medical partners and cardiothoracic surgeons, conducted emergency surgery to save a man’s life. They wound up also saving a business. After a successful operation, the group became friends. Later, the patient introduced our dads to the owner of Ungar’s Heimeshe Gefilte Fish Company. They were hooked.
After acquiring the company (while keeping their busy medical practice) the pair launched Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods to provide nutritious, delicious, and convenient frozen foods. The idea was to offer food that tasted so good it’d be much easier to help people to adopt better eating habits.
Now, two decades later, the next generation is at the helm, inspired by and true to the original mission and values. We’re still an independent, family-owned and operated business grounded in using simple, whole ingredients to make great-tasting products families love. We’re continually working to expand our range of products to add new flavors and options that are as delicious to eat as they are easy to serve.
We want to contribute to people’s ability to live their lives to the fullest! The biggest impact we can make is by delivering the most delicious recipes made from simple, nutritious foods that help encourage good eating habits that last a lifetime. Dr. Praeger’s is available nationwide in your local frozen food section. See our website to find a store nearby.