Less sugar in General Mills Cereal

We’re big… no scratch that… we’re huge cereal eaters here in the house. I could probably eat cereal 2 out of 3 meals a day if you would let me (and in the past I have!).

General Mills logoThe past few years though I have been avoiding the cereals that I really love because of their sugar content. I am happy to say that I can now go back to eating my favorites because General Mills has reduced the amount of sugar in the cereal it advertises to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving! (Yes… I realize that I just typed kids under 12 and that I can eat the cereal again… I am just a big kid at heart and so is Ray!) They have also been increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and have been providing whole grain in their cereals as well.

Here are some facts that I found out about cereal eaters (thanks to General Mills and MyBlogSpark):

Cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters.

Ready-eat-cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets (I’m guessing that the nightly bowl of ice-cream that I eat has much more sugar in it than a bowl of Lucky Charms!)

More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures (I did realize after reading this one that I did weigh less when I was eating cereal twice a day, rather than eating the way that I do now… I just thought it was because I was younger and didn’t have any kids yet! Ha!)

If you would like to find out more information about kids and cereals, please go visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

You can also go here to get a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

Fine Print

{I was sent four free coupons and information about General Mills cereal through MyBlogSpark. I was given no other compensation for this review. The review is written based on my opinion. To see my full disclosure policy, please go here}

3 thoughts on “Less sugar in General Mills Cereal”

  1. I love cereal too. When I was living on my own that was usually dinner. Even still we go through a lot of cereal and I love eating dry Cinnamon Toast Crunch as a snack. Less sugar is great news! Bring me a spoon! 🙂

  2. Cereal is still one of my all timem favorite foods. During grad school, I often got home after 9:00 p.m. I was so tired that cooking dinner was the last thing I wanted to do — so for 2 years I often had cereal and milk for supper. During the first few months of pregnancy, cereal and milk was all I wanted to eat. General Mills Cereals rank as a top favorite, so it is exciting to hear that they are reducing the sugar in them. 🙂
    .-= Kimberly Lee´s last blog ..Doctor’s Visit – 34 Weeks =-.

  3. Awesome, I didn’t know about that! I too LOOOOOOOOVE cereal but it’s true, it sometimes feels like it should be a desert with all the SUGAR!

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