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i((? By RALPH WA TKINS to see What's really on America's plate? A recent beef check-off-funded dietary consumption survey of 2,000 households found that Americans aren't really eating by the book -- or by the Food Guide Pyramid. The survey, Eating in America Today (EAT), examined consumers' fund study erica eats Americans consume 2.6 servings from the Meat Group per day. "The study shows a definite dietary imbalance and a need to decrease fat intake from all sources," says Beef Industry Council Fischer. "In particular, people need 9428. to cut back on overconsumption of foods that provide empty calories. THE KALONA NEWS - professionals to help them better understand consumers' dietary Local News patterns and meat's role in the diet. Ronald J. Bigelow of Coppell, The EAT study had the potential to Texas visited during the" weekend dispel numerous nutrition myths." with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and For more information about the Mrs. Eugene Way. study or the beef check-off, a $1 per animal investment collected each Newstip time cattle are sold, contact the Iowa Call 656-2273 at 1-515-232- farm raises The confidence Io compete and actual food intake, the nutritional They should choose nutrient-dense : in lwni nd survive, perhaps a plus, is not contribution of all foods and beef's foods instead." lappening touncolnmon among Iowa hog role in the diet. The survey was The report suggests the following: : We UaveAvailable now is a producers. Jim llalbur,near Caroll conducted by MRCA Information .Beef contributes significantly to Y0urfuture. said when I lelephoned, 'Do|ft worry Services, and participating good nutrition. The EAT study to take about saving the f~unily farm; it s no households were matched to U.S. confirms that beef, the most oney," said problem to save something that's Census statistics to ensure accurate frequently consumed meat, provides Sunny Lawn Mix "k "The go l. I do|ft mind tile competition." representation. be able to Exte||sio|| Swine Specialist Terry When it comes to diet and health, Fora significantnine percentPercentageof averagef nutrientS.daily Shade Lawn Mix ,jr you'll soon Steinhm-t al Sigour||ey sheds light on consumers have expressed concern consumed calories, beef contributes Landscape Mix * how lamily hog farms might hang in. about a variety of nutrition issues. 22 percent of protein, 12 percent of Tolu "Evaluate your operation Says Mark Fischer, Program Directoriron, 32 percent of zinc, 27 percent of of the Iowa Beef Industry Council, vitamin B-12 and significant amounts Bluegrasses "k ,nrth. central individually, improve efficiency, and "To address consumer concern, beef of other B-vitamins. !no questitm the reduce cost of p|oduclio||. We have Hard Fescues "k operations, tile tools. It's ||ol uuusu;d for lop ISU producers in Washington County .Beef contributes only 15 percent : size of hog Swine Enterprise records keepers, contributed check-off dollars to help of the average daily fat intake. Creeping Red Fescues "k Ones out, but who average 150 sows, Io earn 18 Io fund the EAT study and thereby gain According to the EAT report, Chewing Fescue : a more accurate picture of Americans obtain an average of only : Ite' Also,to limitas hOgour even20% beller.reluru"n investment. Some do Americans' actual food consumption 9.7 grams of fat per day from beef. Fine Leaf Perennial Ryegrasses Stei||hart's next rein, ark really habits and the nutritional The Dietary Guidelines for: en. .f corporate caught my anemiou: It s that 20% contributions beef makes to the diet." Americans allow 67 grams of fat for Let us help you with your Lawn Seed needs.** rouuction has return on in, vestment tha! attracts In general, the EAT study found a 2,000-calorie daily diet. ented level. For! corporatio||s, that, according to the Food Guide Additionally, beef contributes : Seen vertic Therei,, it seems to me, lies tile Pyramid: i.) All segments of the slightly more unsaturated fat than g, and have, dilemma facing hog farmers: As the population underconsumed foods in saturated fat tothediet. 0w it's here: 20% polenlial earnillgs allracls more the Vegetable, Fruit, Bread and Milk Missouri, and more iuvestmenl capital, the Groups and overconsumed foods in (Owned by level of rell|rn will gradu;dly decline, the Fats, Oils and Sweets Groups. 2.) family andeven perhaps temporarily disappear, The common belief that Americans alias eliminating all but those wilh the overconsume foods in the Meat :,a, deepest pockets and strol|gestGroup is false. On average, borrowing power. Beef contributes less than 50 milligrams of cholesterol per day. The cholesterol obtained from beef provides less than 20 percent of the average daily cholesterol consumed. Total daily consumption of Custom Seed Mixing is Available, STRINGTOWN ADDITION * 2080 540th Street. Kalona * cholesterol in the average American 400,000 Corporate hog producliol|, ,allowed Lyme Disease diet is 252 milligrams, which meets lair" IJA~I~ THE_ ITEMS NEED '~ 's. Some to expand unchecked and coupled the recommendation of less than 300 with past and fulnre rural support group meets IIL IIPIVl- THE QUALITY /VIJ ~ "l~ milligrams per day. [Note: Beef also qina outfits-, corporatizalion, can reduce rural life First meeting of the Southeast Iowa has less cholesterol than is commonly Foods, aswek,|owa,|dhweitlorubhle. Lyme Disease Support Group is believed. In fact, Farms, (Next week: What happens Io the Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the names)-, qualily of life in rural communilies Venture of when corporate farming domit|alcs.) Wall Street IES Utilities s, Inc., a pays taxes During the past year, IES Utilities vertically Inc. paid $707,162 in Washington lo in five County property taxes. IES Utilities made its semi-annual property tax to The Journal, payment to Washington County in illion hogs March. were IES Utilities paid more than $33 Within 10 million in property taxes during the COuld controlpast year to the 79 Iowa counties fthe hogs. where it serves customers or owns finishing property, including substations and Pany. OWned utility lines. Property taxes in Washington County support schools g up like ise green and government services. IES Utilities was created farmers whoDecember 31, 1993, by the merger of to painful Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. 'em. and Iowa Southern Utilities Co. IES are down, Utilities serves 325,000 electric and own 170,000 natural gas retail customers not in more than 550 Iowa communities. If that In Washington County, IES Utilities so be it. It is provides natural gas or electric in another Present trend farm raises Yet have your service to Ainsworth, Brighton, Coppock, Crawfordsville, Gracehiil, Haskins, Kalona, Lexington, Noble, Riverside, Rubio, Washington, Wellman and West Chester, in addition to many rural customers. Pnsooers University Club a,ld brunch is May 10 .eaves a few The University Club will have its st enough May Brunch on Tuesday, May 10, at managed 12 noon at the Highlander Inn & they just Supper Club 2525 N. Dodge, Iowa City. Enjoy "Birds and Wildflowers" Jim as Karole and Jim Fuller present a I called, talk and slide show. large set-Reservations are due Tuesday, rs will beMay 3. Mail to Marsha Hamer, I0 Heather Drive, Iowa City, IA 52245. ounce cooked, trimmed serving of Washington Community Y. The lean beef contains nearly the same support group is sponsored by the amount of cholesterol (73 Public Policy Committee of the Y. milligrams) as a three-ounce portion Purpose of the group is to provide of roasted, boneless, skinless chicken current information and support to Lyme Disease patients, their families, (76 milligrams).] "The EA T study reveals a and friends. Prevention and public continued need for nutrition education will alsobea focus, education and indicates that A video called, "Lyme, What You consumers misinterpret the basic Should Know" will be followed by a facts about fat needed to make smart ,round table discussion and sharing dietary decisions, especially when it time. comes to meat," contends Fischer. For more information, contact "The beef industry is currently Karen Gorham, Y's Public Policy distributing EAT findings to Committee Chairman at 653-5352 or dietitians, nutrition researchers, meat Kathy Cuddeback, 658-7696. scientists and other health TRUCKLOAD Frozen & Refrigerated Food AUCTION Saturday, May 7 Starting at 9:30 a.m. Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches 25 (1/4 mile east of Kalona Cheese Factory) Pies Some Dry Goods Pie Crusts Oleo-Butter Biscuits Pizzas Wieners Bacon Luncheon Meats Polish Sausage French Fries Roast Beef Ham Taco Shells Cakes Sara lee Cakes Orange-Grapefruit Juice Other Juices Vegetables Pork Sausage Crab Meat Bagels Fruits Clause Vegetables Cream Cheese Turkey English Muffins Other New Items There will he additions and some deletions in this offering. Seating is provided. Come and spend the day with us. You will save money by attending this auction. Stringtown Grocery Auctioneer: Wilbur Swartzendmber Terms: Cash 646-2216 Lunch Served Clerk: Swartzendruber Auction Not Responsible In Case of Accident 5212 5717 116 Day 112 Day /for clay hills /better soils and /high test wt.fertility for grain or /good yielder silage /handles stress ]lower population /higher population ]ear picking /big, girthy ears $66.27/MF $72.03/90,000 114 Day for bottom grou'nd /responds well to fertility /med. population ]for grain or silage $47.06/MF 80,000 plateless 80,000 available at STRINGTOWN ADDITION 2080 540TH STREET (Prices good if paid and picked up by May 28) Amen-tea's dc ra to earth seed ccrnpeny BLE WINDOW THAT TURNS HOT I0WA SUN INTO COOL DAYLIGHT. 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