Friday, January 1, 2010

General Mills Reduces Sugar

General Mills recently announced a commitment to reduce sugar in cereal advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. Cereal can provide many benefits. According to information given to me by General Mills through MyBlogSpark:

  • 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.

If you click here you can print a coupon for $1 off one of four General Mills cereal.

This information was provided to me by General Mills through MyBlogSpark, along with 4 free cereal coupons.


  1. We love cereal in our house! Maybe the lower sugar can help those with a New Year's resolution to shave a few pounds!

    FYI, you can now get 5 boxes of Special K at Weis this week for just 2 bucks! Here's my post:

    Happy New Year!

  2. Just shared on my personal FB page!

  3. Glad to see that they are reducing sugar!


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