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Understanding Substance Use: Maintaining Family Relationships

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

Guest: Alex Elswick, Extension Associate for Family Resource Management

Episode 15

This is the third episode in a three part series on the very important topic of substance use and abuse.  In this epidsode, Alex Elswick shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some of the challenges that face families who are living with a member going through addiction and the recovery process. 

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Beating the Holiday Financial Blues: Part II

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 14

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Mindy McCulley continue the discussion about planning for holiday spending.  Last week, they focused on planning for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  This week they delve into saving money during the Christmas season.  While it is just September, it is not too early to begin planning how you will cover those expenses. Part two of two.

 

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Beating the Holiday Financial Blues: Part I

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 13

The holidays can be stressful times for many reasons. This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Mindy McCulley to discuss ways to prevent holiday spending from becoming one of those reasons.  In this episode we focus on tips for taking the scare out of Halloween spending and then discuss ways to make sure that we celebrate in the true spirit of Thanksgiving.  This is part one of a two part series. 

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Put Your Best Foot Forward: Choosing Athletic Footwear

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Program Coordinator for Physical Activity 

Episode 12 

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Natalie Jones discuss the importance of properly selecting athletic footwear for the physical activities in which you participate.  Natalie offers tips for selecting shoes based on use and wear.

 

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Packing Lunches Your Kids Will Eat!

Back to School Edition:  Packing Lunches Kids Will Eat

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

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

           Marisa Aull, Assistant Director, Nutrition Education Programs      

 

Episode 11

Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf and Marisa Aull sit down with Mindy McCulley to discuss the importance of packing lunches your kids will eat!  They offer tips for choosing lunch add-ins that are appealing to kids as well as healthy and safe! 

 

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Behind the Recipe: Forgotten Foods Farm

Special Edition:  Behind the Recipe

Host:             Brooke Jenkins-Howard, Extension Specialist, Nutrition Education Program, Univeristy of Kentucky

Guests:         Channing and Amy Richardson, Forgotten Foods Farms

Recipe:         Farmer's Market Salsa

In this Special Edition of Talking FACS: Behind the Recipe, Brooke Jenkins-Howard visits with Channing and Amy Richardson of Forgotten Foods Farms in Carter County.  They discuss how the Richardsons got into farming and selling at the local Farmers Market, the importance of their farm being Certified Organic, and a little about the farm culture and farm life! 

For more information about the farm, visit Forgotten Foods Farm.

For more information about the recipe, visit Farmer's Market Salsa.

For more information about the NEP progras, visit Nutrition Education Program.

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Understanding Substance Use: The Recovery Process

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

Guest: Alex Elswick, Extension Associate for Family Resource Management

Episode 10

Alex Elswick, Extension Associate in Family Sciences returns to the podcast to provide more information about substance use and abuse.  He and Dr. Jennifer Hunter discuss the skill sets necessary for a successful recovery process and what various treatment plans might look like. Alex also talks about how family and friends can be supportive of loved ones living through recovery.  This is the second part in a series of frank discussions about substance use.

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GMO Foods and Genetic Engineering

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

Guest: Dr. Paul Vincelli, Extension Professor for Plant Pathology

Episode 9

In this episode, Dr. Paul Vincelli shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some basic information about genetic engineering and GMO foods.  They discuss the importance of becoming thoroughly educated from a scientific basis so that consumers can determine if they should or should not avoid GMO foods. 

For more information about risks and benefits of genetically engineered crops, see http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/PPA/PPA47/PPA47.pdf.

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The FITT Method for Physical Activity

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Program Coordinator for Physical Activity

Episode 8

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Natalie Jones discuss the FITT Method for physical activity.  This method is effective for people at every fitness level and focuses on the frequency, intensity, time and type of physical activity.  Listen in as they discuss the FITT Method and how you can apply it to your own fitness goals.

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Understanding Substance Use: What is Addiction?

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

Guest: Alex Elswick, Extension Associate for Family Resource Management

Episode 7

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Alex Elswick to discuss the important topic of substance use.  Join us as they define addiction and talk about the many different facets of this chronic disease that is significantly impacting families and communities in many parts of Kentucky.  This episode is part one in a series of frank discussions about substance use.

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