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:
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