6/3/11

Healthy Breakfast Options With General Mills And Giveaway #myblogspark

It is very important to start your child's day with a healthy breakfast, especially when they are going to school. Though time is always tight in the mornings, I always make sure that my son gets something for breakfast. Having a healthy breakfast is important for energy and concentration throughout the day!


Each morning, we have a routine.  I wake up my son, he shakes off the sleepies, and he heads downstairs for breakfast.  I usually have it prepared for him, but some mornings I am busy feeding a baby, so he will get breakfast himself.  Some healthy options that work for us:  whole wheat toast with peanut butter, low-fat yogurt with fruit, bananas, or Cheerios.  If it's a weekend, we may have some yummy pancakes or waffles, eggs and turkey bacon, or an omelette.  I am always looking for ways to get protein into my son's diet.


Have you heard?


General Mills commissioned a survey of D.C.-area parents to uncover their children's eating habits, as well as what they deem important to help ensure their children grow up healthy. As parents strive to make smart food choices, nearly all (97 percent) agree it's important for their children to eat breakfast and four out five (86 percent) say cereal is a healthy breakfast choice.


What are they looking for in options for their family's breakfast?


81 percent cited good flavor as important
60 percent want a breakfast packed with vitamins and minerals
59 percent look for convenient options
40 percent want a breakfast option that is low in fat
About a quarter said they were interested in breakfast options that had at least 8 grams of whole grains (24 percent)


You can check out more findings from the survey here: D.C. Parent Survey


Research supports D.C. parents' views. A 2009 study found that children who eat cereal have significantly higher intakes of whole grain, folate, calcium, iron, fiber, zinc and several other nutrients.


Did you know?


Cereal is one of the healthiest breakfast options you can make (See video below to learn more)
Packed with nutrition, cereal provides a great choice for breakfast


Studies have shown that kids who eat breakfast tend to perform better in school and have fewer disciplinary problems. They also have shown that breakfast also tends to help kids stay alert.


Click the link below to watch a video about the benefits of cereal and learn more at www.cerealbenefits.com.


Click here to watch video


Giveaway:


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








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This giveaway ends:  Friday June 10 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.




59 comments:

Katrina said...

vitamins and minerals!

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sweetheart said...

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Jan said...

To me a cereal needs to have the vitamins my family needs.
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RealtorSD said...

The benefit thats most important to me is calcium in cereals
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Katie said...

I care more about the taste lol
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Rebecca said...

vitamins and minerals and taste, if my kids don't like the taste, they won't eat it, to there not getting the vitamins anyways!

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moonsword said...

High fiber and low sugar are most important...thanks!

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janetfaye said...

Important to me: Another study found that breakfast consumption is associated with a lower body weight.

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Anonymous said...

I just dont want alot of sugar in it
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Niecey said...

The fact that it helps kids perform better in school is the most important benefit to me
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Lesley Mitchell said...

Vitamin and mineral content is most important to me!
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RaettigFamily said...

Low Sugar!

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allthingsnew said...

The fact that it keeps kids alert and helps them focus better at school - that's what is most important to me!

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Good taste, and good nutrients is what I want.

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