General Mills – Less Sugar for Healthy Kids!

My kids LOVE sweet cereal! When we grace the cereal isle they are immediately fighting over which cereal they are getting. Normally Gavin is running straight for the Lucky Charms while Johnny is grabbing the Cinnamon Toast Crunch!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.

I love knowing that big brands are paying attention to what our children need and what are pediatricians are recommending. I tried the cereals that my kids chose and personally I couldn’t tell the difference. I didn’t tell my boys and they didn’t say anything so I assume they didn’t notice either as they ate it right up!

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

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J. Leigh Designz Review Policy: I was provided with four (4) coupons toward cereal by General Mills who provided me with the information through MyBlogSpark in order to taste and give my own personal opinions on it. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but it was not influenced in any manner by monetary means.


  1. Rosie says

    This is good to know I didn’t realize they had less sugar – some of the favs from when I was a kid!

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