I recently learned that ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters? I’m not usually a big cereal fan myself because until now I’ve always thought cereal really wasn’t all that good for you. I also learned that cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children’s diets.
Here are some other benefits of cereals:
- 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.
I was recently sent four free product coupons provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. When my children saw four boxes of cereal they were completely surprised. Honey Nut Cheerios and Kix both have under 10 grams of sugar per serving. Not only are we using them for breakfast, I use them as a afternoon snack. My children love them with milk or without and it makes a perfect easy-to-serve, easy-to-clean-up snack.
For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.
Use this $1.00 printable coupon on your next purchase of General Mills cereal.