1/11/2010

Review - General Mills Reducing Sugar in Cereal




I was very excited to find out that General Mills will be reducing the sugar content in their cereals advertised to kids to single digit grams of sugar per serving.  It's a big deal for me because not only do I buy that cereal for the kids, but also for myself.  I'm sorry, I can't help it...I like the sugar cereal!  The "updated" cereal is not out yet, but hopefully it will be soon.  We are big cereal eaters in this house, especially on those school mornings where we are running late and I have absolutely no time to make anything...and also for dinner sometimes.  *grin*  My only concern is that the taste doesn't change when they reduce the sugar in the cereals.  

"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."

*This information was provided to me by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.  I was also given free cereal coupons as a thank-you for my time to disclose this information about the cereal.*

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