Feb192010

General Mills: Still making it yummy, only with less sugar!

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So General Mills is doing this AWESOME thing. They are  reducing sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. How amazing is that? Well, it only gets better- because the company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain!

And let me tell you, I need all the help I can get when it comes to getting more nutrients in my kid.

So here’s the DL- all the information you’re going to need about General Mills cereals. And it’s also why I give them to my family (’cause let’s face it, the dads like to eat the kiddie cereals too):

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.

(Dear FTC: General Mills provided me with the free product, information, and gift pack through MyBlogSpark)

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