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Specialists in Food and Nutrition in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition provide a gateway to current research-based nutrition and food safety information for consumers.

Food and Nutrition Specialists

Specialists provide program development, training, and evaluation to individuals, families and communities, including limited resource audiences. These faculty members also teach undergraduate and graduate courses and conduct applied research to assess program efficacy and to further program development. In addition, Specialists in Food and Nutrition provide technical expertise, grant writing support, social science research, and leadership for Kentucky Cooperative Extension Agents and their clients.

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Professor: Sandra Bastin

Assistant Extension Professor, Extension Specialist in Food & Nutrition: Courtney Luecking

Assistant Extension Professor: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf

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Publications

Explore our master list of publications and food and nutrition topics for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension.

Publicatioins

Plate it up!

Explore our community-based, experiential learning project for undergraduate students enrolled in our Experimental Foods course.

Plate it up!

Careers

Discover opportunities to gain experience through summer internships and current openings with UK Extension.

Careers

Resources
Extension

See how UK Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities.

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Homebased Processing and Microprocessing

Download resources and tools for homebased processing and microprocessing.

Processing and Microprocessing

Talking FACS

Listen to podcasts hosted by UK Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Program about family, food, finance and fitness.

Talking FACS