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Press Release

Release Date: August 30, 2007
by Karissa Pickett

ARDMORE, Okla.- Nancy Montanez Johner, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services visited the Chickasaw Nation Ardmore Nutrition Services site on Wednesday, August 29, 2007.

Johner toured the facility and met with Chickasaw Nation staff regarding several issues related to programs administered through partnerships with the Chickasaw Nation and USDA. Johner and her staff also enjoyed a demonstration of the new Women, Infants and Children (WIC) SPIRIT software system and a Get Fresh cooking show while at the facility.

Johner was appointed by President George W. Bush and sworn in as Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services in August 2006.

As Under Secretary, Johner is responsible for the administration of 15 nutrition assistance programs for the Food and Nutrition Service and the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

The Chickasaw Nation Food Distribution Program, WIC Program, Get Fresh! and Farmers’ Market Program are all Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services programs.