I’m a mom. So of course, I am always concerned about the amount of sugar that my children eat daily. While they don’t eat a lot of cereal, they do eat some and I am always limit the variety we purchase to watch that sugar leve.
General Mills has some great news for cereal lovers. A few weeks ago, they 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. For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.
The folks at General Mills, through MyBlogSpark, provided my famly 4 coupons for a free box of cereal (up to a value of $6.00). Well, rather than keep them for myself, I want to pass them along to 4 lucky readers!! If you have won another contest within the past 30 days, you will not be eligible to win this one.
As usual, you can enter up to four times — leaving a separate comment for each entry. Here’s the way to win this time:
1. Become a fan of KC Penny Pinchin’ Mama on Facebook. If you are already a fan, just leave a comment that you already follow me.
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4. If you have a blog, share this giveaway with your readers and post a link here.
This contest will end at 7:00 p.m. on January 2, 2010 — so I am giving everyone lots of time to get those entries in! GOOD LUCK!!
(KCPPM was provided with four (4) coupon vouchers good for a free box of cereal (up to $6.00 in value. All factual information was provided by General Mills to MyBlogSpark who in turn passed it along to me. All vouchers are being given away to readers.)
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