Every year I try to do a little better when it comes to me and breakfast. I still have work to do when it comes to eating breakfast every morning. It is definitely a bad habit I picked up years ago. And as with anything some days are better than others. But I do make sure my family eats breakfast every morning! I am even happier if it could be healthy. I was really pleased to find out that one of my favorite companies, General Mills, is committed to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. They have already been reducing the sugar in their cereals while increasing nutrients like calcium and vitamin D and providing whole grain. And the cereal still tastes as good as it always has! Believe me, we know. Nannah has to have Cheerios in the house all the time. All of my kids love to it cereal, especially for an afternoon snack. The benefits to eating cereal are:
- 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
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. To learn even more visit Cereal and Health over at General Mills.
Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.
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