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Joy Standridge

Joy Standridge, MPH, RDN/LD (Seminole/Mvskoke), is the Deputy Director of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and of Child Nutrition for the Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services. She has spent her career administering public health nutrition programs, such as WIC, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, SNAP Nutrition Education, Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs, and the Summer Food Service Program. In addition, she has led several USDA demonstration projects targeting food insecurity among children in the Chickasaw Nation, including the Summer EBT for Children Demonstration and the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Demonstration to End Childhood Hunger. For Native-CHART, Ms. Standridge is the Site Principal Investigator for the “Chickasaw Healthy Eating Environments Research Study” (CHEERS). Her work for CHEERS builds on her 20 years of experience leading nutrition interventions for American Indian communities in clinical and community settings, as well as her community-engaged research on disparities in food access, eating behaviors, and health outcomes for families in the Chickasaw Nation. Ms. Standridge and her husband Chet reside in Ada, Oklahoma, and are the proud parents of Lyla and Lawson.