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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Share your love for cereal Week 2

As promised here is week two of the "Share your love for cereal" giveaway. This Post & Giveaway is sponsored by My Blog Spark as well as General Mills who have partnered together to spread the word about healthy breakfast options. 

When it comes to choosing a healthy breakfast for your family, may people choose to overlook cereal, however recent research is proving that cereal can actually be one of the more healthier options for your family. General Mills has recently partnered with Dr. Keith Ayood {Dietitian} who wants to make you aware of the following:
"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.
{Information provided by General Mills/Myblogspark}

Since starting this "love for cereal" journey I have started paying close attention to the cereals we are eating, I realized that alot of the cereals General Mills provided me with to try out were lower in calories, then some of the other things I may have been choosing for breakfast before. I have started reading the nutrition label, looking for things with lower sugar, more whole grains, while still trying to enjoy some flavor as well. 

Cereal is also an easy on the go meal, I can pour some into a small bowl for E in the mornings when we are heading out the door, and she can munch in the car, and i know she is getting a healthy meal.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive (6) sample sized boxes of cereal, as well as a bowl & spoon set.

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Giveaway will end on Tuesday June 21 at Midnight winner will be chosen using Random.org, and will have 48 hours to respond.

General Mills provided me with free product samples, information, and gift pack through My Blog Spark. I received no monetary compensation for this post. 

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