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Friday, December 25, 2009

General Mills Cereal -Review

 Have you heard?

General Mills recently announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

Did you know that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children’s diets.

Other cereal benefits:

* Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets.

* Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today.

* More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.

Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. A 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school. Compared to children who skip breakfast, children who eat breakfast score higher on tests, are less likely to miss class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

My children LOVE to eat cereal, we usually buy 5 boxes of cereal a week. Our favorites our Lucky Charms, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I am glad to know that the cereal my kids eat is now going to be healthier for them, and the next time they want to snack, I can give them cereal, knowing it's not full of sugar.
This past weekend, the baby went to my mom's cupboard and grabbed her box of Lucky Charms, her bowl, and sat down and had a little snack all on her own.

***Disclaimer*** I was not paid for this post.  Thanks to General Mills and MyBlogSpark for providing me with free coupons, and the information regarding their cereal.


Shaunells Hair said...

This is so good to hear and to know! I would DIE DIE without cereal, it's my catchall meal. :) Helpful info!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I wrote about this too. I am sooo glad they have less sugar.

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