Wednesday, January 20, 2010

General Mills Commitment to reduce sugar!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
My Children are big on cereal, and not just for breakfast. If I would let them, they could probably eat it all day. So, I was happy to find out that back in December, General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12. They will be reducing the sugar contents 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!

Disclosure: The information provided above was provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I also, received Four Free product coupons as compensation for this post.

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Joe @ 20 to Life said...

My kids are HUGE on all day cereal too! It's definitely a "kid" thing. Mind you, my husband feels the same way also .. well, like I said, a "kid" thing lol ;)
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Stefanie said...

How great is it that all these companies are now becoming more nutrition conscious...

...actually I just read earlier this week that Sesame Street is starting to teach healthy eating. Pretty neat!

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lisa said...

I think it is great as long as they don't replace the sugar with aspartame.

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