Sunday, January 17, 2010

General Mills reduce sugar in cereals

This week 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.

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.

    We received some coupons for free General Mills cereals to try out. There was a lot of General Mills cereal to chose from. My teen picked Reese Puffs, hubby picked lucky charms my daughter picked out Chex cereal. We love cereal around here. The Reese Puff was the first to be gone. I love that they are putting in less sugar in their cereal.
    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.

    I did receive coupons for free cereal from General Mills through MyBlogSpark. All quotes are from information given to MyBlogSpark from General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are mine.