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Supporting a Culture of Health: Empowering the Youth of Casey County

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

Guest: Dr. Angela Grubbs, Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Nursing and Dentistry

An interdisciplinary team of UK health care providers joined together to positively impact the health of Casey County elementary-aged children with funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Working with the community, the team focused on providing tools that targeted five elements of health:

· Preventing illness/injuries and risky behaviors;

· Emphasizing the importance of oral health;

· Abstaining from all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes);

· Eating healthy/nutritious foods; and

· Emphasizing the importance of physical activity.

For more information about this initiative and other UK Dentistry resources, visit:

CASEY Health: Coordinating Activities to Support Empowerment of Youth

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Harm Reduction in the Real World

Host: Mindy McCulley, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Season 5, Episode 9

On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Alex Elswick relates Harm Reduction/harm reduction to real life activities and events.  He shares the impact harm reduction strategies can have on individuals, families, and communities.

For more information about Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, visit us at one of our local UK Cooperative Extension Offices or online through any of the sites listed below.

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Harm Reduction

Host: Mindy McCulley, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Season 5, Episode 8

Dr. Alex Elswick joins Talking FACS to discuss Harm Reduction from a policy approach and from a personal approach.  He discusses the steps we can take personally to reduce the harm of drugs in and around our homes and communities.  He also addresses the policies that our communities can support to help those who use drugs reduce the harm that these substance have upon them.  Join us for this enlightening and engaging discussion.

For more information about Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, visit us at one of our local UK Cooperative Extension Offices or online through any of the sites listed below.

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Preparing for Retirement

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management

MoneyWi$e Episode 3, Season 5

Planning for retirement is important no matter your life stage.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Nichole Huff discusses the importance of retirement planning at the beginning of the process and when you are ready to start making withdrawals.

For more information about this topic and other MoneyWi$e topics, visit:

MoneyWi$e Newsletter

MoneyWi$e Website

MoneyWi$e Facebook Page

Cancer Care Close to Home - the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

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

Guests: Dr. Timothy Mullett, Medical Director and Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Ms. Cheri Tolle, Deputy Director, UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN)

Community hospitals collaborate with the UK Markey Cancer Center to allow patients to stay close to home for high quality cancer care. On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Dr. Tim Mullett and Cheri Tolle from the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN) share how everyone (from the patients and families, to the healthcare providers, to Markey Cancer Center, up to the community) benefits from MCCAN.  They explain why the NCI cancer center designation is important and how high quality care is defined in communities.

For more information about MCCAN visit:

Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

MCCAN Annual Report

 

 

 

Happy Labor Day

Wishing a Happy Labor Day to all of our listeners!  Enjoy this time safely with all your family and friends!  Please listen to one of our classic episodes, if you are in need of a Talking FACS update today!

To connect with FCS Extension:

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Creating Safe Spaces to Explore Foods

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension

Guest: Dr. Courtney Luecking, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Season 5, Episode 7

Trying new things can sometimes be scary or uncomfortable. Creating a safe and positive experience at snacks and mealtime can help ease these strong reactions and support children in trying new, healthy foods.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Courtney Luecking shares tips for introducing new foods to children that will encourage exploration.

For more information about Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, visit us at one of our local UK Cooperative Extension Offices or online through any of the sites listed below.

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Orthodontic Treatment: Am I a Candidate?

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

Guest: Dr. Mohamed Bazina, Assistant Professor of Dentistry with a specialty in Orthodontics, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 14

Many parents have questions about when to begin orthodontic treatment.  Our guest, Dr. Mohamed Bazina, shares that answer (and it might surprise you) on this episode KY Smiles on Talking FACS.  He shares useful information about conditions that are especially time sensitive for treatment and how early intervention can be beneficial.

For more information visit the American Association of Orthodotics:

AAO Information

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

 

 

Should I be taking a dietary supplement?

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

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Season 5, Episode 6

Dietary supplement use is growing in the United States.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf shares what dietary supplements are, how they impact our nutritional needs and overall health, and who might benefit from supplement use.  She also provides research-based information about when supplement use might be unnecessary and who to consult if you are considering supplementing your diet with these products.

For more information:

NIH Article - Dietary supplements and nutracueticals market growth during the coronavirus pandemic - Implications for consumers and regulatory oversight

Information for Consumers Using Dietary Supplements

Understanding Dietary Supplements - FDA.gov

Comprender los suplementos dietéticos - FDA.gov

Plan. Eat. Move. for good health!

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension

Guest: LaToya Drake, Program Coordinator for Media and Marketing, UK Nutrition Education Program

Season 5, Episode 5

There are many resources available through Cooperative Extension to aid you in making healthy eating choices for your family.  On this episode of Talking FACS, LaToya Drake shares about the Plan. Eat. Move. Website that shares everything from meal planning tips to recipes to information about where to find your local farmers market. 

For more information, visit:

Plan. Eat. Move. Website

KY Nutrition Education Program on Facebook

KY Nutrition Education Program on YouTube

KY Nutrition Education Program on Pinterest

 

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