COVID-19 UPDATES

The health and safety of Chickasaws, employees and patrons is our main priority. As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads globally and cases rise in the U.S., some Chickasaw Nation events, classes, facilities, etc., will be postponed, closed or canceled out of an abundance of caution. 

For more information regarding the coronavirus as it relates to the Chickasaw Nation, please visit our information pages below. We will continue to update these pages regularly as the situation progresses. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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Mealtime Blessings

COVID-19 UPDATES

Out of an abundance of caution and to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, certain Chickasaw Nation events, classes, facilities, etc., will be postponed, canceled or closed. For a complete list of postponements, cancelations or closures, visit the COVID-19 INFORMATION page. We will continue to update the list as the situation progresses.

Mealtime Blessings, an initiative of Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services, encourages families to the make the most of family and mealtime by enjoying meals together.

Busy schedules make it difficult for families to have dinner together at the table, but sharing a family meal four to seven times per week has a variety of benefits for children and teens. Studies show family mealtimes lower the risk of eating disorders, obesity, bullying and substance abuse, and can increase academic success, high school graduation and college acceptance rates.

Mealtime Blessings offers resources to help families make the most of mealtime. Conversation starters, blessing journals and recipes provided by the program encourage parent and children to slow down and enrich family time.

The Mealtime Blessings Facebook page provide everything from videos that demonstrate the magic of mealtime to tips on how to start lively mealtime conversations.

For more information, visit the Mealtime Blessings Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MealtimeBless, or call the toll-free number at (855) 559-0985.

Eligibility

  • Chickasaw citizens, Native Americans and non-Native

Other Information

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Service Area

Both

This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

Phone:
(855) 559-0985

Toll-Free:
(855) 559-0985