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Living the Good Life

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

Guest: Dr. Tony Bardo, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Episode 14, Season 3

What factors contribute to our happiness or the sense that we are living a "good life"?  Does our perception of well-being change as we age?  Do changing adulthood norms impact our mental health?  Visiting guest, Dr. Tony Bardo from the Department of Sociology, answers all these questions and more on this episode of Talking FACS.

Fall Prevention Awareness Week

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

Guest: Dr. Amy Kostelic, Extension Specialist for Adult Development and Aging

Episode 13, Season 3

It is Fall Prevention Awareness Week!  Falling is not a normal part of aging and some falls can lead to some pretty significant life changes!  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Amy Kostelic shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter the difference between falls and accidents and tips for avoiding falls.

 

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Enhancing Flavors with Oils and Vinegars

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

Episode 12, Season 3

Using oils and vinegars is a great way to enhance the flavor of food!  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some favorite ways to bring out an entirely different flavor profile for some of your reliable recipes. 

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Keep Talking

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 11, Season 3

Do you talk to yourself?  Dr. David Weisenhorn sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to explore self talk.  Do you cheer yourself on, encourage yourself to think through decisions or does your self talk take on a negative slant?  Today we'll discuss how and why we do it, and what function it might serve when you do talk to yourself.

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Oven Canning - Another Questionable Method

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

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Specialist for Food Safety and Preservation

Episode 10, Season 3

As a follow-up to the last episode on dry canning, Annhall Norris comes back to share more information about alternative canning methods that ARE NOT recommended.  She explains the reasons why these methods are NOT SAFE methods for food preservation.

Dry Canning and Why You Should Not Do it!

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

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Specialist for Food Safety and Preservation

Episode 9, Season 3

 

With the increased interest in home canning, many alternative methods for food preservation are popping up all over the internet and social media.  As with all things online, it is best to check out the research base on which these methods are founded.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Annhall Norris shares the reasons why Dry Canning is not safe and therefore not a recommended process for preserving food.

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Food Allergies and You

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

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

Episode 8, Season 3

People of every age deal with food allergies.  Whether developed early in life or as an adult, food allergies shape the way many families eat.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Courtney Luecking sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to discuss the realities of living with food allergies and how to handle various situations.  She also discusses new research that informs recommendations about when and how to introduce foods often responsible for food allergies to infants.

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Brain Health Check-up

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

Guest: Dr. Amy Kostelic, Extension Specialist for Adult Development and Aging

Episode 7, Season 3

 

We have all been focusing on so many aspects of our personal health right now that we might have neglected our brain health.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Amy Kostelic shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter tips for keeping our thinking sharp and our brain in tip top shape!

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Helping Your Child Focus

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 6, Season 3

 

Today on Talking FACS we're focusing on FOCUS!  Dr. David Weisenhorn shares strategies and techniques for helping your children develop focusing skills.  Helping children remain engaged will serve them well as they learn and grow and also later in life.

 

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#KentuckyLovesAg

FACS Sizzlin' Summer - Week 7

 

Welcome to the final week  of our FACS Sizzlin' Summer. Each week our podcast topic has related to a theme that has been used for summer programming in county offices across the state of Kentucky. On Thursday at 11 am eastern time, join us on our Facebook page @UKFCSExt for a related webinar.

 

Episode 5, Season 3

 

#KentuckyLovesAg

 

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

Guest: Dr. Jackie Walters, Extension Specialist for Nutrition Education Program and Jann Knappage, Food Systems Specialist for Nutrition Education Program

 

Without the vast agriculture network in Kentucky, we would not be able to enjoy many of the resources on which we sometimes take for granted.  This week, Dr. Jackie Walters and Jann Knappage will share with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some of the benefits our agriculture industry provide for us, as well as focusing on ways that we can feed ourselves and our families through the Victory Garden Program.

 

Nutrition Education Program  Grow Your Own Garden Guide

Farmers Market Shopping Video

 

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