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Cancer Care Close to Home - the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

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

Guests: Dr. Timothy Mullett, Medical Director and Professor of Thoracic Surgery and Ms. Cheri Tolle, Deputy Director, UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN)

Community hospitals collaborate with the UK Markey Cancer Center to allow patients to stay close to home for high quality cancer care. On this episode of Cancer Conversations, Dr. Tim Mullett and Cheri Tolle from the UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network (MCCAN) share how everyone (from the patients and families, to the healthcare providers, to Markey Cancer Center, up to the community) benefits from MCCAN.  They explain why the NCI cancer center designation is important and how high quality care is defined in communities.

For more information about MCCAN visit:

Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

MCCAN Annual Report

 

 

 

Should I be taking a dietary supplement?

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

Season 5, Episode 6

Dietary supplement use is growing in the United States.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf shares what dietary supplements are, how they impact our nutritional needs and overall health, and who might benefit from supplement use.  She also provides research-based information about when supplement use might be unnecessary and who to consult if you are considering supplementing your diet with these products.

For more information:

NIH Article - Dietary supplements and nutracueticals market growth during the coronavirus pandemic - Implications for consumers and regulatory oversight

Information for Consumers Using Dietary Supplements

Understanding Dietary Supplements - FDA.gov

Comprender los suplementos dietéticos - FDA.gov

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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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

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

 

full episode transcript

#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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