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.
We love cereal in this house. When I was pregnant with both kids, cereal was the only thing I craved and ate over and over and over again. Companies do a great job of marketing their cereals in bright and colorful boxes with cute cartoon characters. It's so tempting for J whenever we go down the cereal isle. He always chooses the boxes that are colorful and fun, not even knowing what is inside. It makes me feel so much better knowing that General Mills is working hard at giving kids what they want and need and they do it all with the bright colors that J loves. Not only are General Mill's cereals great in a bowl with milk but they are versatile for other snacks as well. I love making chex mix with their varieties of Chex and Cheerios. They are a great snack for J or make enough to share with friends at a party.
I received 4 free cereal coupons from General Mills and My Blog Spark for review on my blog. The views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.