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Cancer Curriculum for Kentucky Schools

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

Guest: Dr. Nathan Vanderford, UK College of Medicine, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology and Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 19

Cancer Conversations are back!  After taking a COVID hiatus, we are excited to welcome our friends from the UK Markey Cancer Center back to the podcast!  On this episode, Dr. Nathan Vanderford shares about an important curriculum that is available for Kentucky classrooms to help teachers educate their students about cancer in Kentucky.  The program discusses everything from  prevalence to risk factors to prevention measures.  Listen in as he shares about this program and how your school can get involved.

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Fact or Fiction: Finding Reliable Health Information

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

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

Episode 28, Season 3

In the midst of a pandemic, the World Health Organization says we are also experiencing an "Infodemic", an overload of information.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jones and Dr. Luecking sit down with Dr. Hunter to explore the tools we have at our fingertips to evaluate the health information we hear and verify its credibility.

No recipe? No problem!

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 27, Season 3

In homes all across Kentucky someone has the munchies. If you are the person responsible for ensuring that your family has something to eat, then this podcast is for you!  Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf shares great tips for preparing meals and snacks with the food you have on hand.  No recipe?  No problem!  With these tips, you can pull together a meal that will keep everyone happy! 

 

Hindsight is 2020

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

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

Episode 26, Season 3

Take a look back at 2020 with Dr. Nichole Huff.  She shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some of the financial lessons we have learned through the lens of a global pandemic.  She provides tips for building a financial safety net so that if faced with another crisis, you are financially prepared to beat the challenges.  As you listen, take stock and think about how 2020 has affected your bottom line and what lessons you have learned that will guide your decision making in 2021 and beyond.

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Family traditions keep our loved ones close

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 25, Season 3

Family traditions are the glue that binds families from one generation to the next.  When you celebrate the traditions of old and create new traditions you are giving your family a special gift.  As this holiday may look a bit different from holidays past, it is important to remember and celebrate those treasured family moments, while creating new memories together.  From the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension family to yours, may all your traditions spark a treasured memory or create a moment to bring joy for generations to come! 

Taking a Time Out

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 and Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Extension Specialist for Family and Relationship Development

Episode 24, Season 3

Caregiving can be exhausting!  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Amy Kostelic and Dr. Kerri Ashurst to discuss ways that caregivers can take a "time out" to rest, relax and recharge.  You will find the tips in this episode applicable whether you are caring for your own children, grandchildren or adults who need your time!

 

Family Health History

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, Season 3

Learning all that you can about your family's health history is an important first step in understanding your own health.  As we wrap up the FACS Holidays at Home Series, we revisit an episode from the past that details the importance of knowing your own family's health history.  As you have time over the holidays to visit with one another, find time to include a discussion about health.

This is week 7 in the Holidays At Home Series: Your Family Health Portrait.  If you would like more information, contact the Family and Consumer Sciences agent at your local County Cooperative Extension Service office or join our Facebook Live presentation on Thursday at 11:00 am EDT on the FCS Facebook page @UKFCSExt.

Holiday Memorable Moments - Part 2

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

Guests:  FCS Extension Specialists and Associates

Episode 22.2, Season 3

Join our state staff as we take a walk down memory lane.  Today we share some of our precious holiday memories and favorite family traditions.  While the holidays certainly look a little different in 2020, it is important to remember those moments and times that are near and dear to our hearts.  As we share our favorite memories and traditions, think about how you have modified your holiday activities this year and the sweet memories you have created. 

This is week 6 in the Holidays At Home Series: Holiday Memorable Moments.  If you would like more information, contact the Family and Consumer Sciences agent at your local County Cooperative Extension Service office or join our Facebook Live presentation on Thursday at 11:00 am EDT on the FCS Facebook page @UKFCSExt.

Holiday Memorable Moments- Part 1

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

Guests:  FCS Extension Specialists and Associates

Episode 22.1, Season 3

Join our state staff as we take a walk down memory lane.  Today we share some of our precious holiday memories and favorite family traditions.  While the holidays certainly look a little different in 2020, it is important to remember those moments and times that are near and dear to our hearts.  As we share our favorite memories and traditions, think about how you have modified your holiday activities this year and the sweet memories you have created. 

This is week 6 in the Holidays At Home Series: Holiday Memorable Moments.  If you would like more information, contact the Family and Consumer Sciences agent at your local County Cooperative Extension Service office or join our Facebook Live presentation on Thursday at 11:00 am EDT on the FCS Facebook page @UKFCSExt.

Don't forget to come back for part 2.

 

 

 

COVID Considersations when Holiday Shopping

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

Guest: Dr. Nichole Huff, Extension Specialist for Family Finance and Resource Management and Kelly May, Senior Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Episode 21, Season 3

Has the current pandemic changed the way you are going to shop this holiday season?  Dr. Nichole Huff and Kelly May sit down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to discuss some very important things to think about as you tackle your holiday gift and supply shopping list. 

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