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General Mills Reduces Sugar in Cereals

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Have you heard that General Mills Reduces Sugar in Cereals?

Isn’t it about time we’re all looking out for our children’s health?

Kudos to General Mills who this week announced a new commitment to further reduce the sugar in cereals that are marketed to children under 12 to single-digit grams of sugar per serving.

General Mills is not only reducing the sugar in the cereal that we put in front of our children most mornings, but they are also increasing key nutrients, like calcium and vitamin D, and they are also 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 a 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.

My BlogSpark and General Mills have graciously provided me with an awesome $1 off any 1 box of Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Lucky Charms. 

General Mills Reduces Sugar in Cereals and that’s a great thing.

This information was provided by General Mills,  and MyBlogSpark. They are also providing me with FREE coupons so our family can try out the reduced sugar cereals..
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