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I love cereal and so does my 5-year-old.  She’ll try any kind that I bring home and loves to snack on it dry any time of the day.  Before bed, every night both my girls snack is usually cheerios.  They love them and I love knowing that they are nutritious and healthy!

General Mills recently announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in 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.

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.

Did you also know:

  • 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 a class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Now that you have these facts, why not print a coupon for a $1.00 off one of two General Mills cereal. You can grab some boxes and know what your giving your family is very good for them and will help them as they grow!  Of course, if you hold the coupon until it’s on sale, then you’ll save more money!

* This post was originally a sponsored post and has been modified since then. I was provided 4 coupons for FREE cereal from General Mills through My Blog Spark in consideration of posting this information for my readers.