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Thrill of the Grill

FACS Sizzlin' Summer - Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 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.

Thrill of the Grill

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 Preservation

Episode 52, Season 2

Grilling food is a delicious and fun food preparation method that defines summer eating for many people.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Annhall Norris shares some great grilling tips with Mindy McCulley. From preparation to serving and storage, listeners will hear best practices for serving up a safe and delicious grilled meal.

Remember to cook your meat to a proper internal temperature:

ground meat               160 degrees F

poultry                         165 degrees F

steaks, chops, roasts  145 degrees F

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Grab and Go the Healthier Way

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

Guest: Dr. Courtney Luecking, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 36, Season 2

Finding healthy eating options when you are out and about can sometimes be a challenge.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Courtney Luecking to explore ways to head off what can sometimes be an obstacle to making healthier eating choices.

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Food Recalls: Maintaining Food Safety at Home

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

Guest: Annhall Norris, Extension Specialist for Food Safety and Food Preservation

Episode 18, Season 2

Food recalls are designed to keep our food supply safe. In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Annhall Norris to discuss how food recalls work, the two federal agencies tasked with monitoring our food supply and ways to ensure your food safety at home.  They also discuss the "Food Safety Widget" an app that brings food recall information directly to your browser.

The Food Safety Widget

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Health Literacy: Understanding what your doctor is telling you

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

Guest: Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 13, Season 2

Understanding what you are being told by your health care provider is critical to your overall health.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Natalie Jones, break down the importance of clearly understanding your health conditions, what you need to do for those conditions and why what you are being asked to do will impact your health and life.

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The Science Behind the Keto Diet

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 41

Have you heard of the Keto Diet?  If you have spent any time on social media, you've probably seen lots of posts referencing this diet; but, do you really understand how it works and the processes your body is going through when you follow this type of diet?  Listen in to this episode of Talking FACS as Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf explore the science behind the Ketogenic Diet.

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Sweet Enough without all that Sugar

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 40

Sugar is everywhere!  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf delve into the low down on sugar.  They talk about sugar's role in our bodies, as well as how consuming too much can lead to serious health conditions.  They wrap up their discussion with realistic ways to reduce sugar in the diet.

Publication: Sweet Enough without all that Sugar

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Probiotics and More

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 39

Probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics, oh my! In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Hunter and Dr. Norman-Burgdolf are talking about the bacteria in your gut! Listen for an informed discussion about the gut bacteria and its impact on your overall health.

All the terms mentioned in this discussion can be found in the full episode transcript.

The Gluten Free Diet

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 38

Some people think that going "Gluten Free" may help them become healthier.  But do you really know what gluten is?  This week on Talking FACS, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter some of the truths and misconceptions about gluten and the role that it plays in a healthy diet.

The Gluten Free Choice

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