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Monday, June 27, 2011

Share your love for cereal Week 3 {giveaway}

I have partnered with My Blog Spark & General Mills to being you another week of "Share your love for cereal"

This week we are talking about how taste and nutrition come into play while deciding on breakfast options. 

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.
As I have written before, my husband is like a child when it comes to cereals, he always goes for the colorful sweeter ones, however that is not always a bad thing, since many cereals can be both healthy and delicious. 
I have always been opposed to the sweeter dessert like cereals, until I tried a sample pack of cookie crisp that was sent to me, in my gift pack last week. I really enjoyed it, and I can understand why so many children like it. Its tasty, looks like you are having cookies and milk for breakfast, but can also be loved by moms since it has nutrition packed into it as well. 
Since my baby is so young right now she pretty much eats what I give her, so I try to give her things that are healthy, and yummy, to hopefully build a healthy eating foundation for her when it comes time to make her own choices... 
We sure have been enjoying out single serving size of cheerios for breakfast too!
This week the giveaway gift pack will include 6 sample sized boxes of cereal and a cereal dispenser. 

Its super easy to enter:
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Giveaway will run until June 30th, winner will be chosen using
General Mills provided my with the above free product gift pack, and information through My Blog Spark.
 I received no monetary compensation for this post. 


Jennifer said...

I'm a follower, and I love cereal! :)

JMTBlack at gmail dot com

Luvdaylilies said...

Now following your blog~thanks for a yummy giveaway!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Lesley Mitchell said...

I'm a Google follower and we love cereal in our house!