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12 The Julian News EARTH an--,or t00e"00ow • Much Is Too Much?" report focused on two frequently fortified food categories: breakfast TAL cerea,san00snackbars. Questions &amp; Answers About Our Environment Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food--including cereals and snacks eaten by children--is actually over- fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and mifferals that can be dangerous to our health? -- Diane Summerton, Waukesha, Wl Of the 1,550 common cereals studied by EWG, 114 (including Total Raisin Bran, Wheaties Fuel, Cocoa Krispies, Krave and Value for vitamin A, zinc and/or niacin. And 27 of 1,000 brands of snack bars studied (including Balance, Kind and Marathon bars) were fortified with 50 percent or more of the adult Daily Value for at least one of these nutrients. EWG researchers based their analysis on Nutrition others) were fortified with 30 Facts labels on the various food percent or more of the adult Daily items' packaging. Added nutrients in the processed foods we eat could indeed be too much of a good thing, especially for kids. According to a report from non-profit health research and advocacy group Environmental Working Group (EWG), nearly half of American kids aged eight and under "consume potentially harmful amounts of vitamin A, zinc and niacin because of excessive food fortification, outdated nutritional labeling, rules and misleading marketing tactics used by food manufacturers." According to a report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), nearly half of American kids aged eight and under consume potentially harmful amounts of vitamin A, zinc and niacin because of excessive food fortification. EWG's report focused on two frequently fortified food categories: breakfast cereals and snack bars. photo: Andy Melton, courtesy Fliekr Julian View Home 3223 Hickman PI., Julian, CA 92036 See Photos on www.realtor.com Remarkable Value $699,000 • Custom Gourmet Kitchen • Kitchen w/Fireplace and Nook • Granite Countertops • Dumbwaiter - Garage to Pantry • Whole House Water Filtration • Hand Crafted Built-ins • 3492 Sq. Ft. 4 Bdrms, 3.5 Bath • 2.52 AC. 2 Barns, Fencing • 6 Decks, Cathedral Ceilings. • 2 Car Garage w/Work Shop • 3 Fireplaces, Metal Roofing • Floor to Ceiling Wood Windows IMPORTA#T N-OT[C-E California Business and Prolessions Code Section 7027. el sec, requires that any advertisement by a licensed contractor include the contractors license number. Section 70272 says that unlicensed persons whose work qualifies under the minor work exemption, less lhan $300 including materN and labor, may advertise, provided that he or she state in the advertisement that they are not licensed. The California Contractors State License Board publishes a tree booklet, "What You Should Know Before You Hire A Contractor." For free information call 1-800-321-CSL8(2752). The Best Real Estate Co. Corner of 4th and B Streets, Julian, CA 92036 760-765-1776 CABRE Lic # 01238746 • Hydronic Floor Heating System • 5 Zone Heat Pumps w/AC • Living Room w/Stone Fireplace • Loft / Office Space • Private Guest Wing w/Fireplace • Muster'Suite w/Custom Bath • Built-In Vacuum System • Whole House Music System • Artisan Wrought Iron Railings • Slate and Hardwood Flooring Sheryll Strickland, REALTORฎ 760-604-2226 sheryll.strickland@gmail.com CABRE Lic. # 01324619 "Heavily fortified foods may sound like a good thing, but it when it comes to children and pregnant women, excessive exposure to high nutrient levels could actually cause short or long-term health problems," says EWG research director Renee Sharp, who co-authored the report. "Manufacturers use vitamin and mineral fortification to sell their products, adding amounts in excess of what people need and more than might be prudent for young children to consume." Sharp adds that excessive levels of vitamin A can lead August 27, 2014 c Rain gardens are shallow e I1 V depressions in the landscape that give ' rainfall a chance to collect and infiltrate ,.. ," _ the surrounding ground instead of "i'i:i:Aq  ? being funneled directly into local I I):: _., I. :.7 waterways via storm drains. Pollutants il"',/---- ---dl//,can be filtered out of rainwater during ' ')q'",\\;'-<L/)]l ]5-,]/,'/.[t-// this process. For instructions on • ' t  ' t • . o  c/(f., ,,, , hOW to build your own rain garden, ..... .--v_. /'% "k /; f t  , \\; / GUTTER I(%;.'!  ''/" go to www.raingardennetwork.com ?.%..=@%, RAiN WATER ./..'. - ............. -'ฑ=--"="'--l .... -" L 4,,- ' - -- j/''-. :. - Sources: ", "',. ",.' uconn.edu, _ _ f. " ,-"/ ' www.raingarden _- ".. -2 2. network com ฉ 2014 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved. to skeletal abnormalities, liver JUL damage and hair loss, while high per red doses of zinc can impede copper absorption, compromise and white blood cells and impair immune function. Also, too much vitamin A during pregnancy can lead to fetal developmental issues. And older adults who get too much vitamin A are at more risk for osteoporosis and hip fractures. EWG suggests it's time to overhaul our food labeling system to better account for how ingredients may affect children as well as adults. "In other words, when a parent picks up a box of cereal and sees that one serving provides 50 percent of the Daily Value for vitamin A, he or she may think that it provides 50 percent of a child's recommended intake," says EWG researcher and report co- author Olga Naidenko. "But he or she would most likely be wrong, since the Daily Values are based on an adult's dietary needs." EWG is working on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update its guidelines for Nutrition Facts to better reflect how foods affect children as well as adults. In the meantime, parents might want to consider scaling back on fortified foods for their kids in favor of so-called whole foods (unprocessed, unrefined fruits, vegetables and whole grains) that deliver the right amounts of nutrients naturally. "Research consistently shows that the nutrient amounts and types found in whole foods provide optimal nutrition as well as least risk," says Ashley Koff, a registered dietitian and a former ad executive for kid's cereals and snack bars. "We owe it to parents and kids to make it easiest to choose better quality foods." CONTACT: EWG's "How Much Is Too Much?" report, www.ewg.org! research/how-much-is.too-much. EarthTalkฎ is written and edited by noddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine (www. emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine, com T Lic: #995342 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ,/W, • Grading • Seal Coating .. Sign Installation • Paving • Striping • Thermoplastic • Culverts & Drains •Wheel Stop & Road Markers www.j ulianasphalt.com (6009)2000-23600 mrsimser@gmail.com A New Contest Can Make Math And Science More Engaging (NAPS)--Students and teachers who have a love of science or math and a knack for self-expression just might get a "bang" out of a new contest. Called "Express Your Selfie," the contest encourages students, teachers or anyone with an interest in education to submit a selfie with their favorite Texas Instruments (TI) technology. The winner will receive a set of graphing calculators for the math or science class of his or her choice and a videoconference call, in class, from Emmy-nominated actress Mayim Bialik. Bialik not only plays a scientist on the hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory," but is a neuroscientist in real life. "1 relied on my TI graphing calculators to gain a deeper understanding of abstract concepts in science and mathematics while earning my neuroscience degrees," Bialik said. "Using the 'selfie craze' to capture students' creativity and imagination will hopefully open their eyes to the captivating world of science and mathematics." How to Choose A Graphing Calculator If you don't have a graphing calculator but have one on your school year shopping list, here are some tips for choosing the right one: • Ask Your Student's Teacher: A graphing calculator may be among the most important purchases you make for your student. Ask your student's teacher what he or she will be using in the classroom. • Check High-Stakes Exam Acceptance: All major exams, both national and state, have strict calculator acceptance policies. Make certain the calculator you plan to buy is accepted. • Think Long Term: Quality graphing technology will last students from middle school through high school and into college. 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