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Access to Dentistry in Rural Kentucky

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

Guest: Dr. Emily Winfrey, Division Chief of Comprehensive Care, UK College of Dentistry

KY Smiles Episode 4

The distribution of dentists across Kentucky impacts our Commonwealth in many ways.  On this episode of KY Smiles on Talking FACS, Dr. Emily Winfrey shares about the lack of dentists in our state and where they are located and what the UK College of Dentistry is doing to promote rural dentistry practices across Kentucky.

 

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

To eat or not to eat: How to know when you are hungry

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

Episode 18, Season 4

Following hunger cues is one of the best ways we can avoid overeating all the time, but especially during the holidays when we might be distracted.  Dr. Courtney Luecking shares tips and suggestions for avoiding overindulging this holiday season that you can take with you into the new year.

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Serving Up a Holiday Tradition - Kentucky Country Ham

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

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

Episode 17, Season 4

Country Ham will grace many Kentucky family tables this holiday season.  Annhall Norris shares a little about the history of this treasured Kentucky delicacy as well information about how it is preserved, stored and prepared.  Listen to this show to learn more about different ways to enjoy this time honored Kentucky traditional meat.

 

For more information:

How to Make a Country Ham

What do I do with my Country Ham? - video

Making a Country Ham - video

Music for your Health - Music Therapy

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

Guests: Dr. Alaine Reschke-Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Music Therapy and Affiliate Faculty in Gerontology, and Erica Gabriel, Doctoral Candidate in Musical Arts, Alltech Scholarship Recipient, and Lyman T. Johnson Fellow

Episode 10, Season 4

Our guests, Dr. Reschke-Hernandez and Erica Gabriel discuss how music therapy can impact the lives of those who are experiencing many different life situations.  Dr. Reschke-Hernandez also explains an study that is currently being conducted in conjunction with the College of Social Work to explore how music can impact the lives of older adults. 

If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in the study, contact Dr. Allison Gibson through the email or phone number provided below.

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Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe

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

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

Episode 1, Season 4

When children reach the driving milestone age, it can be both an exciting and frightening time for parents.  Dr. David Weisenhorn shares timely tips for making this period as stress-free as it possibly can be for both child and parents.

For additional information:

Governors Highway Safety Association

 

 

Talking with Children About Cancer

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

Guest: Joan Scales, Senior Social Worker, Psych-Oncology Services, Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 25

Talking with children about a cancer diagnosis will rank among most difficult conversations.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Joan Scales from Markey Cancer Center explores the importance of communication.  She shares tips with Dr. Jennifer Hunter for making these discussions more natural and comfortable, even if not easy. 

Connect with the UK Markey Center:

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

Introducing Solid Food to Infants

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

Episode 50, Season 3

If only parenting came with an instruction manual, new parents could breathe easier.  But, since there is no manual, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension has the answers to many of the questions that new parents ask.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Courtney Luecking shares what the research says about introducing solid foods to your infant.  So if you are a new parent, or maybe you are parenting an infant again after a few years break, listen in to learn what's new in the world of infant feeding.

 

Talking with Children About Race

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

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

Episode 48, Season 3

There are many conversations that parents must have with their children and talking about race is one. On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. David Weisenhorn shares about the importance of talking about race with your children.  He provides tips and insights about how to share with your children.  Let your children know that it is okay to talk about anything with you, no matter how young they may be.

Breaking the Mealtime Rut

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

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

Episode 47, Season 3

Are you tired of preparing and serving the same meals for your family over and over again?  If the answer is YES, then this episode of Talking FACS is for YOU!  Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf shares great tips for changing things up a bit to add a little pizzazz to your mealtime routines!  She provides suggestions for finding new recipes and ideas for making everyday family meals a celebration. 

For additional recipe ideas visit:

Plate it up! Kentucky Proud

Plan. Eat. Move. from the KY Nutrition Education Program

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. 

Savor the Flavor: Cooking with Oils and Vinegars

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