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6/15/11
Last week, I shared the importance of starting your day with a healthy breakfast.  This week, we're focusing on reading the labels and making healthy choices.  Have you read the label on the back of your cereal box?




Here are some important points from General Mills:


The Truth Behind The Bowl...


Dr. Keith Ayoob, an internationally recognized dietitian who has worked extensively in the area of child nutrition, obesity, heart health and family dynamics for more than two decades, is partnering with General Mills to help correct cereal misconceptions and let moms know that cereal is actually one of the healthiest breakfast choices they can make.


"Your child´s favorite cereals may actually help fight childhood obesity," said Dr. Keith Ayoob Ed.D., RD. "Cereal provides key nutrients that are important to overall health and cereals, including sweetened cereals, provide less than 5 percent of a child´s daily sugar intake."






Did you know...


Cereal is lower in calories and higher in nutrition than many other breakfast options like bagels with cream cheese and pancakes?


A 2009 study of children aged 6 to 18 shows that cereal eaters have healthier body weights than those who don´t eat cereal, regardless of sweetness level.


Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters.


Not all cereals are equal and it´s important to read the labels -- General Mills is proud of its commitment to reduce sugar in all of its kids´ cereals to single-digit levels per serving.


General Mills has more than 30 nutritious cereals with 130 calories or less per serving.


 Take the time to read the front and side panel of the box, paying close attention to the Nutrition Facts (calories, fat, vitamins and minerals, sugar, etc.) and ingredient list (note whole grain is the first ingredient). Compare that label to some other common breakfast food options in your house.


Check out this video to see some local moms share their thoughts about breakfast:







Giveaway:  General Mills through MyBlogspark is generously giving one Benefits of Cereal prize pack as pictured below.






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This giveaway ends: Wednesday June 22nd at 12:00 Midnight EST and is open to US residents 18 and older only. Winner will be chosen randomly, emailed, and will have 48 hours to respond or another will be drawn. This prize will be directly shipped from the sponsor.


Disclaimer: The information, prize pack, and prize pack to give away were all provided to me from General Mills through MyBlogSpark. Myblogspark is responsible for shipping prize to the winner. For more information, see my Disclosure Policy.




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RaettigFamily said...

I'm always shocked at the stuff that is on the label that we really do not know what it is.

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