General Mills - Make Breakfast Healthier

My boys have always liked cereals for breakfast. They would pick cereal over a hot breakfast any day. As a mom I am always on the look out for cereals that is good for them that the will also like and eat. Right now their favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch by General Mills which is a win - win for them and me !

I have noticed over the past few years General Mills has been reducing the sugars in their cereal which makes me feel better about giving it to my kids. Lately I discovered that General Mills has lowered the sugar to single digits per serving. Also, did you know that as the sugar has dropped over the years, General Mills has also increased the key nutrients we look for in a product such as providing whole grain, vitamin D and more calcium!

Did you also 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, you can visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Get your child on a good start with a breakfast routine. Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

This is solely the opinion of Life In A House Of Blue. Other people may have different experiences with the product. Life In A House of Blue received four coupons for free cereal from General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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