Wednesday, January 20, 2010


The most important meal of the day I’m sure you’ve heard, but is it true?  Well I know that cereal is a great, healthy and easy way to enjoy your breakfast! And if you know me you know I like that easy part! I feel good feeding my kids a bowl of Cheerios in the morning! I was given several coupons for free cereal from General Mills of my choice.  I tried to make the most of those and got several boxes of my kids favorite Honey Nut Cheerios! They love them and they are good for them! For those of us with more grown up tastes I got the Total Pomegranate & Blueberry Cereal (I love cereal that has some sort of fruity stuff in it) and it did not disappoint. The only downside about this one was the box wasn’t bigger! My hubby likes to eat his cereal in a mixing bowl!

Did you know that General Mills is committed to lowering the sugar in their cereal that is advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving?

Here is some more info you might be interested to know:

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.

So before you grab that donut and that soda think about a bowl of cereal ;)!

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Grace said...

Cereal is good!I not only eat it for breakfast but I also snack on it if I need a snack!

christy rose said...

My husband eats his cereal in a mixing bowl too. LOL