Thursday, January 28, 2010

General MIlls Info and Coupon for You

While this post is not book related I wanted to extend some awesome news about General Mills Cereals and present you with a $1 off coupon.
Breakfast is an important part of a healthy diet though. According to General Mills, studies show that children who eat breakfast perform better in school, and have less behavioral problems. I imagine adults probably have a better day too if it starts out with a good breakfast.

There’s been a lot of concern recently about the amount of sugar in cereal, especially the kinds that kids prefer. That’s why General Mills recently committed to further reducing sugar in their cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

General Mills makes the case for cereal as a part of a well-balanced diet with these facts:
  • Ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters.  
  • Cereals deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children´s diets.
  • Ready-to-eat cereals, including pre-sweetened 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.

It’s nice to know that General Mills is working to make breakfast at my house and yours a little healthier.
 To print a coupon for $1.00 off General Mills cereal CLICK HERE.

Disclosure: My Blog Spark and General Mills provided me with the information about cereal and nutrition in the above post. Any facts or claims should be verified with them. My Blog Spark and General Mills also provided me with a gift pack of coupons for free cereal.