Listen up cereal lovers! Recently, General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. They have 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.
For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.
If you would like a free coupon, visit here to print your own $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.
My family and I enjoy eating cereal and now we can cut back on calories from sugar without the worry of cutting out vitamins and minerals thanks to General Mills. We often enjoy eating Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios. You can find many fun and yummy recipes for regular Cheerios by visiting here. We hope you will take advantage of this special offer and start your day off with a wonderful cereal from General Mills.
Disclaimer: Thanks to General Mills for providing my family and I with product information and FREE coupons for 4 boxes of cereal through My Blog Spark.