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Saturday, January 23, 2010

How We LOVE Cereal & a coupon!

If there's one thing we go through a lot of in our house it's cereal (dare I mention how many gallons of milk we go through!). There are some serious cereal monsters in our house and I am NOT one of them. My husband eats cereal about 3 times a day and it's the only he "cooks" too. Now my dear little three year old is following in his daddy's steps. They even have special names for their favorite cereals, like The Bunny Cereal (Trix) or The Bee Cereal (Cheerios). If you're not in the loop, boy can it be frustrating trying to figure out what cereal my little one wants because we have to have no less than 5 different cereals on hand at any given time.

Luckly, my husband likes a wide array of cereals. The sugary and not so sugary alike so my little dude has a taste for all of 'em. But of course as a mommy it's always good news to hear that a any company is reducing the sugar content in their food. So I was especially glad to hear that General Mills has announced that they are reducing their sugar content even further and increasing other important ingredients like calcium, vitamins and while grain.
More information from My Blog Spark & General Mills

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, visit Cereal Health and Wellness

Visit here for a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

This is not a review.
I received this information along with coupons for four free boxes of General Mills Cereal at My Blog Spark.


mom2three said...

Great info...we have cereal crazies in my house too!

stepfabulous said...

I think it's a husband and kid thing. Chosen Child loves it, Mr. Fix It loves it. Me, only cereal I like is Grape Nuts and that's not all that often!

Laura said...

My boys LOVE cereal. We have a "non-sweet cereal first" policy -- then they can delve into the sweet ones.

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