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Kids in the Kitchen

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition

Episode 27

With school breaks often comes boredom for children.  In this week's episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf discuss the opportunity to encourage kids to participate in the  kitchen activities that often surround the holidays.  In addition to keeping children occupied, Dr. Norman-Burgdolf shares the multitude of benefits that come when children are given the opportunity to cook.

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Behind the Recipe: White Oak Pumpkin Patch

Host: Brooke Jenkins, Extension Specialist for the Nutrition Education Program

Guest: Ashley Oldfield, White Oak Pumpkin Patch

Special Edition

In the special editions of Talking FACS, Brooke Jenkins goes "Behind the Recipe" to talk to the farmers who grow the produce featured in each recipe.  In this episode, the featured recipe is the Plate it up! Kentucky Proud recipe, Pumpkin Apple Muffins.  Brooke visits with Ashley Oldfield from White Oak Pumpkin Patch about all things pumpkin.

For more Plate it up! Kentucky Proud recipes, visit our website at plateitup.ca.uky.edu or our Facebook Page @plateitupKYproud.

For more information about White Oak Pumpkin Patch, visit their Facebook Page @WhiteOakPumpkinPatch.

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Special Re-broadcast Talking Turkey

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Associate for Food Safety

Special Re-Broadcast

With Christmas only two weeks away, you might need a brush-up on your turkey preparation skills.  In this special episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdoff and Annhall Norris to explore all the turkey questions you might have before the big meal.

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Coping with Addiction during the Holidays

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Alex Elswick, Extension Associate and subject matter specialist for Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery

Episode 26

Holidays can be stressful times for families, especially if a loved one is suffering through substance use or addiction.  Alex Elswick sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter for a frank discussion about how to cope with this situation in a compassionate and realistic manner.  Alex shares some critical discussion points that should be addressed with family members and steps to ensure that the person with the addiction is supported and loved while the behavior is not accepted.

 

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Family Meals: The REAL Value Meal

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 25

Family meals are so important to the development of the child.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. David Weisenhorn to explore some of the benefits and challenges associated with family meals.

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Special Edition Episode: Dining In for FCS Day

Host:

Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky

Guests:     

Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Assistant Extension Professor and Specialist in Food and Nutrition

Sally Mineer, Extension Specialist for Professional Development

In this episode, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf and Sally Mineer sit down with Mindy McCulley to discuss FCS Day and the importance of dining in with your family.  Sally gives information about how to commit to dining in and Heather gives information about how 'dining in' gives you the ability to control ingredients, portion size and the environment of your meal.

These websites were referenced during the podcast or can help you plan your Dining In meal:

For more information at FCS Day and Dining in visit aafcs.org

For more information about meal preparation visit What's Cooking: USDA Mixing Bowl

For more information about Plate it up! Kentucky Proud visit the website, the Facebook Page or the YouTube Channel.

 

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Cyber Monday Shopping

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support

Episode 24

It's that time of year!  Cyber Monday is on November 26th.  Are you ready?  Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Mindy McCulley to discuss tips for staying safe and saving money while doing your holiday online shopping.

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Sexual Health

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 23

Sexual Health is a topic that is important to everyone who is sexually active!  In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Extension Specialist for Family Health, Natalie Jones, discuss many facets of sexual health from proper protection to when to visit a health care provider.

 

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Talking Turkey

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Associate for Food Safety

Episode 22

Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down the Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf and Annhall Norris to discuss the importance of food safety when preparing the Thanksgiving turkey.  Listen to this lively discussion that will answer all of your turkey questions!

 

 

 

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Avoiding Lifestyle Creep

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Co-host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support

Episode 21

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter revisits her former role as Family Finance Specialist and discusses the trending topic of lifestyle creep.  The tips she shares for avoiding the creep are good sound advice that will set you up for a lifetime of financial success.

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