Thursday, December 31, 2009

Did You know!

cereal and health chart

I'm participating in the General Mills Cereal Spark!


Did you know General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.


I didn't have a clue and this is something I am interested in because there is so much sugar in the breakfast foods now days.




Did you know 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.

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.
Studies also demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast. 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. 




I know when I'm running late I will grab some cheese and crackers or something fast and it seems I am hungry again in no time but if I take the time to eat a healthy breakfast like cereal...hot or cold that I feel fuller longer. That's a good thing because that way i'm not running into a store and grabbing a candy bar or a bag of chips!




My Blog Spark and General mills have graciously sent me some coupons for a FREE (up to $6) on any one General Mills cereal.
 I want to share with all of my readers so if you would like one of the coupons (I'll have 2 winners) tell me in the comment section what is your favorite General Mills cereal.This is mandatory!


If you would like extra entries here's a way to get them.


*10 extra entries*
Go to General Mills  and come back here and tell me one thing you learned.


*5 extra*
Facebook this giveaway
and / or
Blog about this giveaway
and / or
tweet this giveaway


I need your links if you facebook, tweet or blog about it!
If you do all 3 that would be 15 extra.




Winners will be drawn January 15






















***ALL  the information and free cereal coupons were all provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.***




14 comments:

Jane In The Jungle said...

Lucky Charms, Lucky Charms and Lucky Charms!!!! My ALL TIME favorite!

And I did go to the web site. I clicked on baking and did you see all those different countries GM is involved with? Argentina, China, Germany, UK...Had no idea they produced for them as well!

DebsCrafts said...

I absolutely love Cheerios!

Debbie said...

My favorite General Mills cereal is Multigrain Cheerios.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

#1 I went to the General Mills website and learned that children who eat cereal frequently are less likely to be overweight, and they consume less fat and cholesterol than infrequent cereal eaters.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

#2 I went to the General Mills website and learned that children who eat cereal frequently are less likely to be overweight, and they consume less fat and cholesterol than infrequent cereal eaters.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

#3 I went to the General Mills website and learned that children who eat cereal frequently are less likely to be overweight, and they consume less fat and cholesterol than infrequent cereal eaters.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

#4 I went to the General Mills website and learned that children who eat cereal frequently are less likely to be overweight, and they consume less fat and cholesterol than infrequent cereal eaters.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

#5 I went to the General Mills website and learned that children who eat cereal frequently are less likely to be overweight, and they consume less fat and cholesterol than infrequent cereal eaters.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

#6 I went to the General Mills website and learned that children who eat cereal frequently are less likely to be overweight, and they consume less fat and cholesterol than infrequent cereal eaters.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

#7 I went to the General Mills website and learned that children who eat cereal frequently are less likely to be overweight, and they consume less fat and cholesterol than infrequent cereal eaters.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

#8 I went to the General Mills website and learned that children who eat cereal frequently are less likely to be overweight, and they consume less fat and cholesterol than infrequent cereal eaters.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

#9 I went to the General Mills website and learned that children who eat cereal frequently are less likely to be overweight, and they consume less fat and cholesterol than infrequent cereal eaters.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

#10 I went to the General Mills website and learned that children who eat cereal frequently are less likely to be overweight, and they consume less fat and cholesterol than infrequent cereal eaters.

Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bombtastic Belle said...

I love the strawberry yogurt cheerios, my all time favorite
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