Thursday, December 31, 2009

General Mills Cereal Review

General Mills has 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.

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.

I am glad to learn that General Mills is reducing sugar in their cereals and increasing nutrients and whole grains. General Mills cereal is a staple in my household. We eat it for breakfast and I serve it to my children as a snack also.

My disclosure statement: I disclose that the information and 4 free cereal coupons were all provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I did not receive payment for my review. I only received coupons for the products sampled.

1 comment:

kalea_kane said...

Nice review. We love General Mills cereals. It is nice to know that they are pretty darn good for you. :)