Friday, January 08, 2010

Cereal is rad

My family is a huge cereal eating family. It's not just for breakfast at our house. We eat it for snacks- dry or with milk. We eat it for dinner, lunch, whenever. I was happy to learn 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.This is all great information because now instead feeling like a lazy mom for feeding my kids cereal for every meal, I can say it's good for their health! haha

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.

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. Clearly I needed to eat cereal more often as a child. ;) If you visit General Mills site you can learn lots about the benefits of cereal! And right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals. Enjoy!!

Disclaimer: I posted this as part of a campaign I am participating in with My Blog Spark. I was provided 4 General Mills coupons via My Blog Spark for my participation. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post were mine. Information was provided by GM.