Friday, January 22, 2010

General Mills Cereal - WIN a free box!

My husband and children enjoy cereal. My children often eat it dry, as a midmorning or afternoon snack. I have even been known to give the kids cereal for a meal other than breakfast, which has always made me feel soo guilty. I'm not sure why, when we sometimes have pancakes for supper, too!

I guess I think of most cereal as non-nutritional and just "filler," but, I found the following information from General Mills to be very interesting:

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.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals to help your family come together at the breakfast table every morning.

So, go get yourself a bowl and spoon and pour yourself some General Mills cereal! Plenty to choose from! Two of our favorites: Honey Nut Cheerios and the new Trix Swirls! Mmm!

Want to WIN IT? I've got a voucher for one free box of any General Mills cereal!

To enter, tell me what your favorite cereal is!

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Doreen said...

I love Cinnmaon Toast Crunch cereal! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

wmmahaney said...

Our family also love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Unknown said...

My favorite cereal is Special K or Frosted Mini Wheats
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