Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Everyone knows the importance of having a good breakfast. We also know it is even more important that children have a proper breakfast, as breakfast aides in the growth of both their mind and bodies. I know sometimes it’s a little hard to fit a healthy breakfast in, especially since most of us are always in a rush in the mornings. So how much easier could it be, than to have a bowl of cereal? You could add the cereal to an airtight container the night before and then just add milk in the morning. Kids can take it with them in the car or school bus, on the way to school. Well, General Mills has always had a great list of cereals to help with the breakfast on the go dilemma. You can see the list of Big G cereals here. They are continuing to help by reducing the sugar in their cereals. So now when your child request that chocolaty sweet cereal you can feel a little bit better about giving it to them.

The cereal giant said it will cut the sugar in 10 of its cereals—which also include Trix and Cocoa Puffs—to single-digit grams of sugar per serving. General Mills rolled out an initiative two years ago to gradually reduce sugar to 12 grams or less. Some cereals have already had the amount of sugar cut by as much as 20%. General Mills has already been conscious about making their cereals healthier, like when back in 2005 they also increased the amount of whole grains in their cereals. Ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters. Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients, such as vitamins A, B6, iron, niacin and zinc, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children's diets. By spring 2010, General Mills plans to have 11 or fewer grams of sugar per serving in their cereals.

Since the people at General Mills are concerned about families and their health, they have made a $1.00 off coupon available to you here. Hurry and print your $1.00 coupon off 1 of 4 different General Mills cereals before they disappear.

***I was provided with four coupons by General Mills and My Blog Spark to complete this review. No other form of compensation was received. These are my honest opinions and they have not been influenced.