General Mills recently announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under the age of 12, to single digit grams of sugar per serving! At the same time they are increasing key nutrients such as calcium, Vitamin D and whole grains. As a mom of two girls who love their cereal, this is great news! Every trip to the grocery store includes multiple requests for “high sugar” cereals and I’m always hesitant to add them to our cart.
According to General Mills, 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.
A few ned-to-know facts to know about cereal:
- Cereals account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets.
- Frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower BMI’s
- Ready-to-eat cereal is the the #1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today
As many of you may already know, a 1998 study showed that children who eat breakfast perform better at school, score higher on tests, are less tardy, and have fewer discipline problems. It seems that there is great importance to gathering at the breakfast table and feeding those kiddo’s before sending them off to school and now you can feel good about giving them ready-to-eat cereals!
And of course, we wouldn’t leave you hanging without a great deal to go along with this great news! CLICK HERE to print a coupon good for $1 Off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals! This coupon should print twice, so hit that back button and get your extra print!
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