Friday, March 12, 2010

General Mills reduces sugar in cereal

Cereal lovers everywhere have great news coming their way! General Mills has made a commitment to reduce sugar in their cereals advertised to kids under 12 years of age to single digit grams of sugar per serving. They have been working already on increasing calcium, vitamin D, and whole grains while decreasing sugar.

People who eat cereal already consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber that non-cereal eaters. And cereals can deliver vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that are important in a child's diet.

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.
If you'd like to read more information about children and cereals, go visit Cereal Health and Wellness. And you can print a $1 off coupon for General Mills cereals for your family to try for themselves.

*General Mills provided me with free product and information through MyBlogSpark.*

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