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In the Face of Disaster - Financial Considerations before Disaster Strikes

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

Guest: Kelly May, Extension Associate for Family Finance and Resource Management

Season 5, Episode 15

In the Face of Disaster, a new publication series created by a group of Family and Consumer Sciences professionals, seeks to provide Kentuckians with the resources they need to prepare before disasters strike and the skills to cope in the aftermath of these life changing events.

Kelly May shares tips for getting your finances disaster ready.  If disaster strikes, just a few simple strategies can ensure that your family is prepared financially to deal with any storm life throws your way.

To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

In the Face of Disaster - Traumatic Events

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

Guest: Dr. Paul Norrod, Extension Specialist for Rural Health and Safety

Season 5, Episode 14

In the Face of Disaster, a new publication series created by a group of Family and Consumer Sciences professionals, seeks to provide Kentuckians with the resources they need to prepare before disasters strike and the skills to cope in the aftermath of these life changing events.

Dr. Paul Norrod shares tips for managing trauma when disasters, large and small, occur in your life. 

To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Fall Invaders

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

Guest: Dr. Zachary DeVries, Assistant Professor of Urban Entomology, Department of Entomology

Season 5, Episode 13

No, we aren't talking about the latest Sci-Fi movie, but how to prevent our homes from being invaded by creepy crawlies.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Zach DeVries outlines a few basic steps that homeowners can take to keep out bugs when temperatures start to drop.  He shares that the fall is an ideal time to pest-proof our homes to ensure that while we are overwintering and staying warm and toasty, we aren't also keeping colonies of insects warm and dry too.

For more information:

How to Pest-Proof Your Home

Pest-Proofing Your Home

To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Helping Children Process Feelings through Reading

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

Guests: Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Extension Specialist for Family and Relationship Development and Ruth Chowning, Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, Bullitt County

Season 5, Episode 11

Reading is a great way to help children process the big feelings they have throughout their childhood.  In the early childhood years, if they have seen feelings and emotions in books then they might recognize those same feelings as they experience them and have a starting point to discuss them.  As children grow and develop, talking about feelings in reference to books can lead to more personal discussions.  Giving children and youth the space they need to discuss feelings and emotions is important all throughout their formative years.

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To connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

Creating A Spark

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

Season 5,  Episode 2

It takes work to build and maintain relationships.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. David Weisenhorn shares tips for "creating a spark" to keep your relationships healthy.

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

Secrets of the Nutrition Facts Label Revealed!

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

Guest:  Dr. Sandra Bastin, Extension Specialist for Food and Nutrition

Episode 26, Season 4

As National Nutrition Month® wraps up this week, Dr. Sandra Bastin returns to Talking FACS to discuss the ways to use the Nutrition Facts Label to your advantage. The Nutrition Facts Label is found on most packaged foods by federal law and what is included on the label has recently been updated to make the information more useful for consumers.

 

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Nutrition Facts Label

Interactive Nutrition Facts Label

 

Connect with FCS Extension:

Kentucky Extension Offices

UK FCS Website

FCS Facebook

FCS Instagram

 

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

 

 

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