Robin Buster



I am really picky when it comes to cereal choices for my family. I only buy cereal that is made from whole grain and has very little or no sugar. Being this picky really limits our choices.

Well I am excited to say this week General Mills announced their commitment to further reduce the sugar in cereals marketed to kids under 12. They have already been reducing the sugar content, but now they will be reducing it to single digit grams per serving. Besides reducing the sugar they have been increasing key nutrients, like calcium, vitamin-D and whole grains.

FACTOIDS:
  • Ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber that non-cereal eaters.
  • Cereal delivers important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.
  • Cereal is a top source of key nutrients in children's diets.
  • Ready-to-eat cereals, including pre-sweetened, 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 measurements.
  • 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.
Right now you can print a $1/1 General Mills coupon (IE) or (FireFox) for one of four General Mills cereals; Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Trix.

Thank you General Mills for the FREE product and for providing all of this great information and coupons for my readers through BlogSpark.
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