I happen to love cold cereal. Pour me a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios for any meal or snack and I’m happy. Which is why I was pleased to be offered compensation by MyBlogSpark in the form of free cereal coupons, to pass on the following information and coupon link to my readers.
Last Month 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 General Mills company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain, so reducing sugar is right in line with their goal of providing us healthier ready-to-eat cereal options.
I think that’s a step in the right direction! Considering that cereals are expensive and I only buy the ones that are on sale, I can’t be picky. It’s nice to hear that General Mills is making it possible for me to get cereals that are not as sugary even while sticking to my strict $1.25 or less per box of cereal rule, by offering more better-for-you cereals to select from.
I know a lot of people who refuse to let their children eat cereals, and while this is a decision each family should make on their own, I’d like to point out some things maybe you haven’t thought about.
Study’s have found that those who eat ready-to-eat cereals consume less fat and cholesterol than most non-cereal eaters? And they get more fiber, too. Not only that, but cereals can be a top source of important nutrients in children’s diets by delivering vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.
Other cereal benefits:
- Ready-to-eat cereals, including pre-sweetened 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.
As busy as many families are these days, it seems that eating breakfast is getting thrown to the curb. However, cereal is easy, quick, and can be healthy when chosen well.
General Mills is offering a $1 off printable coupon for their cereals here. You can print 2 per computer by backspacing, or by returning here and clicking the link again. I suggest using these on a buy one get one free sale – like the kind Publix and Winn-Dixie offer every couple of weeks. You will find yourself scoring cereal for very cheap!