Wednesday, January 20, 2010

General Mills Reduces Sugar in Kid's Cereals

Way to go General Mills!!

I'm sure many of you have already heard the exciting news. General Mills announced its commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. I know for myself this is great news because my son and I both LOVE General Mills cereals. Not only for breakfast but also for dinner or an afternoon or evening snack. There are days when I get home from work and I'm just too tired to cook. So we pull out that box of General Mills cereal and grab the skim milk for a light & quick meal. It seriously makes my evenings much easier from time to time. And knowing that the sugar in General Mills cereal is being reduced even further makes it even more worth 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. Being healthy means being happy. So go out and buy yourself a box and get to eating.

*I would like to give a big shout out to General Mills & MyBlogSpark for providing me with this invaluable information, the online coupon link, and 4 VIP coupons for General Mills cereal. Thank you very much!

Please note, personal opinions about this product are solely my own.

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Nicole Feliciano said...

Good news for moms. Who needed all that sugar!

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