As a mom, I am quite aware of what foods my children consume. It is widely especially in my family that I tend to be picky maybe too much so but I like knowing the my kids are getting great nutrition out of the foods that they eat. My daughter is not a picky eater but she is not a big eater and if she could (like any kid), she would eat cookies, chocolate, and sugar all day long.
So not happening in my house! Before I became a mom, I viewed cereal as a breakfast food only - now it is breakfast, snack, and maybe even dinner depending on the age of my children. Cheerios and bananas are a huge hit with my daughter and I am sure my son will love them too.
I avoid those high sugar cereals as much as I possibly can. However, as a rare treat, you will find digging through my coupons and buying Cinnamon Toast Crunch for my husband. There is nothing that can make my husband's day better than knowing he gets his favorite cereal for breakfast. My daughter loves to eat whatever daddy eats so I was thrilled to find out that General Mills was committed to reducing the sugar content in all of their cereals.
General Mills has already been working on this and have instead been increasing increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.
General Mills and MyBlogSpark reached out to me to let me know this great information. Below is some more great information that I thought you might want to know:
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: I received this information and four free cereal coupons from General Mills through MyBlogSpark. All opinions and stories are my own.