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All About Essential Oils

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 and Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 36

This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with our Extension Health Specialists, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf and Natalie Jones to talk about essential oils.  Based on the research, they talk about safe application and use.  They also share information about individuals who SHOULD NOT use essential oils.  Throughout the discussion, they highlight the importance of talking with your healthcare provider about your use of these products.

Self Care and Stress Management

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 33

In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Extension Specialist for Family Health, Natalie Jones, to discuss methods for preventing stress from becoming distress.  Natalie outlines five tips for preventing overwhelming stress and four strategies for handling stress.

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Your Year to Quit . . . Smoking

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

Guest: Alex Elswick, Extension Specialist for Substance Use Prevention and Recovery

Episode 30

People who smoke often choose to quit as the new year rolls around.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Alex Elswick to discuss the very real issues that surround smoking cessation.  Alex recommends steps to follow that may lead to a successful quit experience.  He also provides encouragement for those who have tried before but have been unsuccessful in their quit attempts.

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For additional resources and information visit:

It's Never Too Early to Quit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tips from Former Smokers

or visit @CDCTobaccoFree on Facebook and Twitter.

Be An Active Family

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 28

 

Being an active family is a great way to develop and nurture healthy family relationships!  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Natalie Jones to discuss the importance of getting active and staying active!  She provides great tips for incorporating activity into every day family life as well as giving suggestions for being active as a family tradition.

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Family Meals: The REAL Value Meal

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

Episode 25

Family meals are so important to the development of the child.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. David Weisenhorn to explore some of the benefits and challenges associated with family meals.

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Special Edition Episode: Dining In for FCS Day

Host:

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

Guests:     

Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Assistant Extension Professor and Specialist in Food and Nutrition

Sally Mineer, Extension Specialist for Professional Development

In this episode, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf and Sally Mineer sit down with Mindy McCulley to discuss FCS Day and the importance of dining in with your family.  Sally gives information about how to commit to dining in and Heather gives information about how 'dining in' gives you the ability to control ingredients, portion size and the environment of your meal.

These websites were referenced during the podcast or can help you plan your Dining In meal:

For more information at FCS Day and Dining in visit aafcs.org

For more information about meal preparation visit What's Cooking: USDA Mixing Bowl

For more information about Plate it up! Kentucky Proud visit the website, the Facebook Page or the YouTube Channel.

 

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Sexual Health

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 23

Sexual Health is a topic that is important to everyone who is sexually active!  In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Extension Specialist for Family Health, Natalie Jones, discuss many facets of sexual health from proper protection to when to visit a health care provider.

 

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Talking Turkey

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

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Associate for Food Safety

Episode 22

Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down the Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf and Annhall Norris to discuss the importance of food safety when preparing the Thanksgiving turkey.  Listen to this lively discussion that will answer all of your turkey questions!

 

 

 

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Healthy Hydration

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 20

Staying hydrated is important for our overall health.  Extension Family Health Specialist, Natalie Jones, sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter to discuss the key recommendations related to hydration for every life stage.  Additionally, she shares information about hydration while being physically active and recommendations for youth involved in sports.

 

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Healthy Eating for Busy Families

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

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition

Episode 16

This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf to talk about maintaining healthy eating choices in the midst of busy family schedules.  Dr. Norman-Burgdolf shares five tips for making healthy eating choices that are easy to do without adding stress to your life!

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