General Mills Reduces Sugar in Their Cereals

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.

Cereal Statistics:
Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets. Ready-to-eat cereal is also 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.

This week General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids aged 12 and under 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. For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness. MyBlogSpark recently sent me a few coupons to try out the new reduced sugar cereals from General Mills. I can honestly say this, I could not tell one bit of difference. It is the same great tasting cereal it has always been!

Right now if you visit HERE you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

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