Friday, July 1, 2011

Cereal Giveaway Week 3: How Important is Taste & Nutrition?



We often hear from parents that nutrition isn´t nutrition unless their kids eat and a recent study shows D.C. parents say taste is the number one thing they look for when searching for breakfast options (81 percent).

We all know cereal tastes good but did you know?

*Cereal is a great breakfast option because it is the number one dietary source of many key nutrients including iron, zinc and folic acid. Frequent cereal eaters tend to have better nutrient intakes.

*A typical breakfast contributes more than 30 percent of needed calcium, iron and B vitamins while delivering less than 20 percent of daily calories.

*In addition, ready-to-eat cereal is the top source of whole grain in kids´ diets.

Big G is the only leading line of kids' cereals to contain at least 8 grams of whole grain (48 grams recommended daily) and a good source of both calcium and vitamin D in every serving. In addition, cereal is an inexpensive but nutrient-dense option. On average, a bowl of cereal with milk is approximately 50 cents per serving.


Giveaway Details:





One lucky reader will win a prize pack containing 6 sample-sized cereals and a cereal dispenser!








How to Enter:

*What are some easy ways you help your family get necessary nutrients like vitamin D, calcium, iron, folate and zinc into the foods they eat?



This giveaway ends at Noon EST on Friday July 8, 2011 with the winner chosen by using random.org. The winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond.

Congratulations to Lesya!


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

20 comments:

NeedANap2 said...

easy with a nutritional-filled dry cereal and milk!

Kathryn said...

We eat a lot of dairy, fruits and veggies. We also take vitamins.

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Lesley Mitchell said...

We add fruit, wheat germ and nuts to cereal.
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Shana said...

I puree vegetables and hide them in sauces. I buy cereal with vitamins and little sugar. We eat lots of fruit.

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Kimberly said...

I just add blueberries or raspberries to my cereal

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babygoose78 said...

My kids love cereal either with milk or without as a bedtime snack or anytime of day really. The Big G cereals are a staple in our house. Kix are a must have!

Workin' The Deals said...

I put cereal into cute travel containers for my kids to munch on in the car. This morning I microwaved frozen blueberries to put on top of pancakes to make a healthy looking syrup yum!!!

Ana said...

We usually do bagels with cream cheese and fruit, but I did not realize how much good stuff is actually in cereal. Might have to eat more yummy cereal :)

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littleangel_mw said...

We take multi-vitamins. Also, we eat yogurt. :)

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Elle-Tn said...

We follow the USDA guide for healthy eating which includes a category for "grains" Big G cereals are a great way to get in your daily "grains" :) My kids would love this dispensor!

Bridget said...

We keep fresh fruit in a bowl where we can all grab a fresh, portable snack when running errands.

andrea said...

my kids like cereal as a snack

sjwood said...

We drink fresh fruit smoothies often and I always keep cut up vegetables in the fridge for a easy snack.

Kelly said...

By eating lots of fruits and veggies!

Lesya said...

We eat lots of cereal at my house, and try to have a well rounded diet. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc
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Ryan said...

The easiest we get everything is through cereals and we take a multivitamin.

sleepy headed mom said...

We try to eat a well balanced diet which includes ceral and we also take mutivitamins.

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Cheryl F. said...

I look for foods that meet the RDA and also with added vitamins :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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rjamka6 said...

Through Cereal, fruit and veggies!

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Emilie said...

We eat lots of fruit, veggies, and dairy!