General Mills to lower sugar in cereals.

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I recently found out that General Mills will be cutting the sugar in their cereals advertised to children under the age of 12, to single digit grams per serving.

I have to tell you when I heard this I got pretty excited. Why? Because my daughter loves cereals such as Lucky Charms and Trix. As you may already know breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Studies have shown this to be true. In 1998, a study showed that children who eat breakfast tended to perform better at school. They compared this study to children who skipped breakfast. I have to admit I wasn’t a breakfast eater when I was in school, and I dragged all day to get through the day. Also, my grades were not that great either.

There is so many more benefits to eating cereal as well. Thanks to General Mills and MyBlogSpark I was informed of all the reasons my daughter NEEDS to eat breakfast in the morning.

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.

You can find more information about children and cereal on General Mills Website. (

$1.00 Off Coupon for one of four General Mills Cereal.

Disclaimer: This information in this post was given to me through GM and MBS I also received 4 coupons for General Mills Cereal through MyBlogSpark to help my family come together at the breakfast table.


About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan. She enjoys doing many things with her family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with her daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.

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