Friday, January 1, 2010

General Mills is Reducing Sugar in Their Cereals!

In our house, mornings are crazy and that means that breakfast has to be quick and easy. That's why we love to eat cereal, and General Mills has varieties of cereal we all like to eat.

I was very happy to hear that General Mills is taking an interest in our children's health and has decided to reduce sugar in their most popular kids' cereals to single-digit grams.

Did You Know?

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, you can visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

To print a coupon for $1 off General Mills cereal, click here.

(The four free product coupons I received, the online coupon link, and the information have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.)

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