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Press Release

Release Date: April 30, 2019

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • “Get Fresh!” cooking demonstrations teach participants how to make healthy food options like the salad pictured above. Classes are open to the public at no charge in Ardmore, Purcell, Duncan and Ada.

The Chickasaw Nation’s “Get Fresh!” Program teaches healthy meal preparation with entertaining cooking shows and is open to the public at no cost. Get Fresh! cooking shows take place in Ardmore, Purcell, Duncan and Ada.

Shows consist of live, interactive cooking demonstrations led by specialists who sprinkle in bits of healthy knowledge. The recipes taught are aimed at being budget friendly and incorporate packaged food from the Chickasaw Nation Food Distribution Program.

The nutrition education presentation is science-based and grounded in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “MyPlate” program. On the table with these culinary classes are new recipes and skills meant to boost a family’s everyday eating experiences. When the dish is done, attendees are able to sample the food.

For the series in April through May, classes will be discussing how to use similar ingredients for multiple recipes, therefore reducing waste. They will also discuss how to make smaller amounts of recipes for one to two people households.

The recipes featured are corn and blueberry summer salad, and Mexican mini pizzas. Nutrition education will provide tips about what produce is currently in season, how to buy seasonal produce, getting to know your farmer and where your food comes from.

Scheduled locations, times and dates are listed below.

Ada Nutrition Services, 518 E. Arlington
For more information, call (580) 272-5506
May 7 – 10 a.m. and noon
May 9 – 10 a.m. and noon

Ada Family Life/Wellness Center, 229 W. Seabrook
For more information, call (580) 272-5506
May 8 – 10 a.m. and noon
May 9 – 5:30 p.m.

Ardmore Nutrition Services, 2350 Chickasaw Blvd.
For more information, call (580) 226-8289
May 7 – 10 a.m., noon and 5 p.m.
May 8 – 10 a.m. and noon

Purcell Nutrition Services, 1530 Hardcastle Blvd.
For more information, call (405) 527-6967
May 7 – at 10 a.m., noon and 6 p.m.
May 9 – at 10 a.m. and noon

Duncan Nutrition Services, 1302 W. Main
For more information, call (580) 470-2150
May 10 – 10 a.m. and noon

For more information, call (580) 272-5506. Find recipes and monthly calendars at