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Oral Health is Key to Men’s Health: Building Awareness of National Men’s Health Month

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

Guest: Dr. Zindell Richardson, Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, UK College of Dentistry

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June is National Men's Health Month, raising awareness about health care for men, while encouraging boys, men, and their families to practice and implements healthy living decisions.On this episode of Kentucky Smiles, Dr. Zindell Richardson shares about oral health and how it is a key component of overall health.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

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

 

Children’s Oral Health in Rural Kentucky

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

Guest: Dr. Nikki Stone, Dental Outreach Director, North Fork Valley Clinic, UK College of Dentistry, Hazard

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month.  To celebrate, we will have a special guest on the KY Smiles on Talking FACS podcast each week to discuss issues related to children's dental health.  This week our last guest for the month, Dr. Nikki Stone discusses the success of the North Fork Valley Clinic in Hazard.  She shares how the clinic has been able to improve the oral health of children who were previously not being seen by dentists at all.

Connect with the North Fork Valley Clinic:

UK’s North Fork Valley Community Health Center

Nikki Stone, DMD, Dental Outreach Director

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Click the picture below to download a drawing puzzle for your child to complete.

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Seal Trip Program

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

Guest: Dr. Ronald Singer, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, UK College of Dentistry

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month.  To celebrate, we will have a special guest on the KY Smiles on Talking FACS podcast each week to discuss issues related to children's dental health.  This week our second guest, Dr. Ronald Singer, shares about UK College of Dentistry's nationally recognized Seal Trip Program which gets sealants on the teeth of elementary children all across the state.  He also discusses other programs offered through the College of Dentistry in partnership with other Colleges throughout the university.

Connect with UK College of Dentistry:

Dentistry | UK HealthCare

UK Dentistry on Facebook

UK Dentistry on Twitter

Click the picture below to download a coloring sheet for your child.

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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.

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Connect with the UK Markey Center

Online Markey Cancer Center

On Facebook @UKMarkey

On Twitter @UKMarkey

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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