Wednesday, January 27, 2010

General Mills Reduced Sugar Cereals


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.

I am so happy to hear this because the majority of our breakfasts are cereal! Ethan loves Cheerios, but I have also added some of the other General Mills cereals to change it up some. Ethan is not a big breakfast eater and since our mornings are pretty busy I want something that will keep his tummy happy for a while. 
 
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.
 
For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.
 
Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.


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Thank you so much to General Mills who provided me with the free product, information, and gift pack through MyBlogSpark

1 comment:

Lil Mouse said...

Yeah, Cheerios. They were all out of regular cheerios at our store tonight. Every single box was gone.

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