Eat breakfast so that you don't pig out later on.
Recently General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 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.
My Blogspark provided me with coupons for some free boxes of cereal right before the holidays. Having the grandkids around, this was a nice help with the grocery bill! Our little boys love Golden Grahams and things like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. While I have always hesitated buying those cereals (especially at the request of their mom!!), I was pleasantly surprised to read the great nutrients these cereals can provide, even though they are pre-sweetened.
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.
So if you would like to give one of these cereals a try, here is a little perk for you. Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals. Enjoy and get your kids off to school on the right start.
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