January 18, 2010

General Mills-committed to reduce sugar




We eat a LOT of cereal in our house. It's our main breakfast choice because well it's quick and easy and the kids love it. General Mills provided me with coupons for free products, information, and gift pack through MyBlogSpark and my kids picked Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms. Needless to say the cereal didn't last long around here! I always felt a little guilty that they ate cereal on most days for breakfast but with the reduced sugar and knowing it provides whole grain to their diet, i can now watch them eat it without the guilt. Thanks General Mills!

General Mills 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.

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