Friday, June 17, 2011

Cereal Giveaway Week 2: The Truth Behind the Bowl



"Your child´s favorite cereals may actually help fight childhood obesity," said Dr. Keith Ayoob Ed.D., RD. "Cereal provides key nutrients that are important to overall health and cereals, including sweetened cereals, provide less than 5 percent of a child´s daily sugar intake."
In addition, did you know cereal is lower in calories and higher in nutrition than many other breakfast options like bagels with cream cheese and pancakes?
  • A 2009 study of children aged 6 to 18 shows cereal eaters have healthier body weights than those who don´t eat cereal, regardless of sweetness level.
  • Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters.
  • Not all cereals are equal and it´s important to read the labels -- General Mills is proud of its commitment to reduce sugar in all of its kids´ cereals to single-digit levels per serving.
  • General Mills has more than 30 nutritious cereals with 130 calories or less per serving.
As you enjoy your next bowl of cereal, take the time to read the front and side panel of the box, paying close attention to the Nutrition Facts (calories, fat, vitamins and minerals, sugar, etc.) and ingredient list (note whole grain is the first ingredient).  How does your cereal compare to other breakfast choices?

Giveaway Details:


One lucky reader will win a prize pack containing 6-sample sized boxes of cereal along with 4 Crate & Barrel bowls & Zak! spoons. 








How to Enter:


*Tell me what cereal benefits surprised you the most from the list above?

This giveaway ends at Noon EST on Tuesday June 28, 2011 with the winner chosen by using random.org. The winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond.


CONGRATS Shelley!

* The cereal and gift pack were provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. Full disclosure available.

17 comments:

Shelley said...

The most surprising is that cereal eaters had healthier bodies than non cereal eaters. Especially better than bagels. YIKES!! Guess I need to get me some cereal and deep six the bagels.

Workin' The Deals said...

I'm surprised that my kids' favorite cereals may actually help fight childhood obesity WOW! I'm also surprised that cereal eaters have healthier body weights than those who don´t eat cereal, regardless of sweetness level!!! MMMMM cereal!!! :)

NeedANap2 said...

provide less than 5 percent of a child´s daily sugar intake

I'd actually be really surprised if that was true for my kids b/c they don't have the sugar beverages that a lot of kids do, I wonder what other parents are serving their kids?

Ryan said...

I'm surprised that cereal eaters have healthier body weights than those who don´t eat cereal, regardless of sweetness level.
I thought that sweetness level would have a more negative impact on a healthy weight based on the sugar levels in some cereals.

dees215 said...

The most surprising from the list has to be "A 2009 study of children aged 6 to 18 shows cereal eaters have healthier body weights than those who don´t eat cereal, regardless of sweetness level." Everyone is talking obesity and stay away from the sugars when you have studies that prove somewhat other wise. Would have thought eating by eating Trix I was healthier than alot of other people...

Cheryl F. said...

I'm most surprised that "sweetened cereals, provide less than 5 percent of a child´s daily sugar intake." :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Lesley Mitchell said...

The fact that cereal eaters have healthier body weights than those who don't eat cereal!
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StephanieC said...

i'm surprised sugar levels are single digits- good for GM! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

- General Mills is proud of its commitment to reduce sugar in all of its kids´ cereals to single-digit levels per serving.

wow! Glad to know they are trying to make cereal healthier even after it's already on the market.

mom2o2000 said...

Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters. Was definately most suprising to me, I had no idea,especially with the sugar content of some of the cereals out ther.

Ryan said...

I am most surprised about consuming less fat than those that don't have cereal.

Diane said...

I'm surprised that consuming cereal helps prevent obesity.

Diane@diane-anderson.com

Thanks for the chance!

mommymandi said...

General Mills has more than 30 nutritious cereals with 130 calories or less per serving surprised me the most.

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HCG Loser said...

This is really surprising to me: The fact that cereal eaters have healthier body weights than those who don't eat cereal!
My kids rarely have sugar in their lunch and dinner servings, so I am assuming that their sugar cereals are the most sugar they have in an average day.

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Lori said...

Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters

Jenn said...

I was shocked that General Mills is doing so much lower it's sugar.
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Janell said...

I was surprised that cereal eaters have healthier body weights than those that don't eat cereal.I was also really surprised at all the facts. I'm off to the store to get more CEREAL!

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