Saturday, December 26, 2009

General Mills to Reduce Sugar in Cereals

The maker of Big G cereals reminds you 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.

* 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.

This information and 4 free cereal coupons were all provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.


Brianne said...

My kids and husband eat a lot of cereal but we eat a lot of organic ones. And plain, usually cheerios or honey nut. Some kashi too. Sometimes I splurge and get them some rainbow cereal but it is still organic but my son still prefers plain old cheerios with blue berries! Cereal makes for an easy morning!