Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Do you like cereal?

My children sure do. A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to receive VIP coupons for General Mills cereal. For my children this is a huge treat for them as we don't normally eat cereal in the morning, but this gave me an opportunity to try something different for them. Their favorite so far is the Honey Nut Cheerios.

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.

Here's some info about cereal for you:

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. If you choose to participate we will also provide you with VIP coupons for 4 boxes of General Mills cereal to help your family come together at the breakfast table every morning.

So if you are looking to change some things up...why not try a new cereal. It's the perfect time with a $1 coupon. :-D

(General Mills provided me with the coupons/free prouduct, information, and gift pack through MyBlogSpark)

1 comment:

Anna said...

I wonder if they consider it healthier than oatmeal, or oat bran or even granola since those are what we eat for breakfast. I am curious now.