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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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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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Oncofertility

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

Guest: Dr. Emily Marcinkowski, Surgical Oncologist, UK Markey Cancer Center

Special Edition Series – Cancer Conversations Episode 13

In this final episode of Cancer Conversations for 2019, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down again with Dr. Emily Marcinkowski to talk about Oncofertility.  While this might not be a term with which you are familiar, the concept of preserving fertility through cancer treatment should be on the minds of any young person (or the parents of any young person) going through treatment for this disease.  Listen and learn. We certainly did!

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Sometimes, “No” is a complete sentence!

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 48

Parenting can be challenging and finding ways to help your children accept when you must say "No" can sometimes be difficult.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. David Weisenhorn to explore tips for saying "No" and sticking to your answer.

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Boredom Busters

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 35

When weather and health issues cause schools to shut down, there is always the the threat of bored children.  While boredom may lead to inspiration, it never hurts for parents and caregivers to push the needle a little toward the inspire end of the spectrum.  This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. David Weisenhorn to discuss ways to creatively inspire children right out of boredom and straight into learning.

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Family Resolutions

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 34

This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. David Weisenhorn explore Familly Resolutions.  They discuss the motivating factors that help us stick to resolutions and methods for enhancing family relationships along the way!

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Discipline, Reframed

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 29

As we wrap up the year, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. David Weisenhorn sit down to discuss the important topic of discipline.  Dr. Weisenhorn encourages parents to change the way they think about discipline, reframing the topic from punishment to instruction and teaching.  He offers examples for helping children to take responsibility for their actions and learn to solve the problem or correct the behavior.

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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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