Monday, February 8, 2010

General Mills Cereal Spark!

We LOVE cereal at our house and General Mills always comes through with our favorites!

My 3 year old loves the Lucky Charms (what 3 year old doesn't).

My hubby loves Coco Puffs (not my fave).

I found my new love just last week. Cinnamon Chex. OH.BABY.

Well, I am here to share some quick fun facts about cereal that will encourage your family breakfast . General Mills provided me with  some free product information to share with you, and a  gift pack through MyBlogSpark.

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.

You know I couldn't provide you with all this great info without a perk. If you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals. YAHOO!

Enjoy! I'm off to have a bowl of cereal!