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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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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.

 

Shot of Hope: Combating Vaccination Hesitancy

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

Guest: Dr. Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 49, Season 3

While many Kentuckians have already received the full COVID-19 vaccination, there are still many who haven't gotten the shot in their arm.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Natalie Jones shares with Mindy McCulley tips for responding to some of the reasons that people give for their resistance to getting vaccinated.

To see the percentage of people in your county who have been vaccinated click the link below.  Once you have accessed the website, then click on the county of your choice and the relevant statistics will pop up.

Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard

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

Cancer Burden in Kentucky

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

Guest: Dr. Thomas Tucker, Director of Cancer Surveillance, Markey Cancer Center and Professor of Microbiology, Department of Epidemiology

Kentucky ranks high in the incidence of many types of cancer.  On this episode of Cancer Conversations on Talking FACS, Dr. Thomas Tucker shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some of the most prevalent types of cancer in Kentucky and how this effects our lives.

Special Edition Series - Cancer Conversations Episode 20

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Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

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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. 

Savor the Flavor: Cooking with Oils and Vinegars

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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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#OperationKYSunshine

FACS Sizzlin' Summer - Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of our FACS Sizzlin' Summer. Each week our podcast topic will relate to a theme that will be used for summer programming in county offices across the state of Kentucky. On Thursdays at 11 am eastern time, join us on our Facebook page @UKFCSExt for a related webinar.

#OperationKYSunshine

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

Guests: Dr. Amy Kostelic, Extension Specialist for Adult Development and Aging and Dr. Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Episode 2, Season 3

With all the quarantines and social distancing which have occurred this year, it is easy to understand why some people are experiencing loneliness.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Amy Kostelic and Dr. Alex Elswick to explore some of the effects that social isolation might have had on those in vulnerable populations or living in long term care situations.  In addition, they share health benefits of creative ways to engage others socially.

For additional information about this or any other topics we've shared, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service

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Hosting A Family Olympics

FACS Sizzlin' Summer - Week 3 - Fire up the 4th!

Welcome to Week 3 of our FACS Sizzlin' Summer. Each week our podcast topic will relate to a theme that will be used for summer programming in county offices across the state of Kentucky. On Thursdays at 11 am eastern time, join us on our Facebook page @UKFCSExt for a related webinar.

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 Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 1, Season 3

July 4th is traditionally a holiday celebrated with friends and family, food, fireworks and fun!  This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, not only have the summer Olympics been postponed to 202ONE, but Independence Day celebrations may look a little different due to social distancing.  This week Amy Kostelic and Natalie Jones, provide great tips and ideas for keeping the fun in the 4th and hosting your own Olympics celebration!

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Carrigan’s Story - The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take ACTION

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

Guest: Carrigan Wasilchenko, ACTION and PreMed student, University of Kentucky

Special Edition Series - Cancer in Kentucky Episode 17

Growing up in Appalachia and experiencing cancer in a loved one at a young age, help to shape Carrigan Walilchenko's desire to become an oncologist.  In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Carrigan to learn about her life experiences that have brought her to the University of Kentucky and her ultimate goal to serve the people in the state she loves as a physician.

Fighting Cancer in My Old Kentucky Home by Carrigan Wasilchenko transcript

ACTION Appalachian Career Training in Oncology program

The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take Action

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