Thursday, January 21, 2010

General Mills to Reduce Sugar in Kids Cereals!

We eat a lot of cereal at our house! My kids love all kinds of cereal so I am so pleased that General Mills is reducing the amount of sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. General Mills has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

Cereal Facts from General Mills:
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.

Next time you’re out refilling your supply of breakfast cereal, be sure to download and print this $1.00 off coupon good on 1 of 4 General Mill cereals that includes: Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

My family was provided with 4 free cereal coupons from General Mills while participating in a campaign from My Blog Spark. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation

1 comment:

  1. That is great! I think many of those cereals are way too sweet ... just like eating candy!