Saturday, June 11, 2011

Giveaway -- Share Your Love for Cereal (ends 6/18)


Weekday mornings are always a busy time in my house. Sometimes when we're running late, it is tempting to skip breakfast, but as a parent I know that a healthy breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Recently, General Mills conducted a survey of D.C area parents and found that 97 percent agree it's important for their children to eat breakfast and 86 percent state that cereal is a healthy breakfast choice. Check out the D.C. Breakfast Survey to view the complete findings.

Count me in as a parent who believes in the benefits of cereal. In fact, it is often the breakfast of choice because it is tasty, quick and nutritious. Perfect for those time crunched mornings!

Did you know cereal is one of the healthiest breakfast options you can make? Today cereals are packed wih vitamins, minerals and are often high in fiber. You can learn more about the benefits of cereal by visiting the site Cereal Benefits.


Giveaway: Today, General Mills is offering one Metroreader follower (Note: to enter giveaway you must publicly follow Metroreader) a Share Your Love for Cereal gift pack which includes sample size cereals and an insulated milk pitcher!

Mandatory First Entry: What questions do you wish you could get an expert's opinion on when it comes to cereal as a breakfast option?

Note: You must list your email address in the body of the comment (you can list it as mary123 (at) yahoo(dot)com). If you do not list your email address your entry will not count.


Extra Entries: Follow me on twitter (DCMetroreader) and on Facebook (Metroreader). NOTE: These extra entries MUST be left in a separate comment or will not count.



Disclosure: To facilitate this posting I received a sample cereal pack and information from General Mills through MyBlogSpark. No compensation was received for the opinions expressed in this posting.

50 comments:

  1. I would love to ask about the dyes that are in some cereals. I know its silly, but certain colors in food bother me, especially red and blue.

    I follow on GFC under Bethie. Blogger is giving me trouble so I had to post under anonymous.

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  2. Sorry I forgot my email,

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

    Bethie

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  3. What is the best type of cereal nutritionally.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  4. I would like to know if sugared cereal is nutritious.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  5. I'd ask how long cereal is still good nutritiously after the sell by date. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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  6. I would ask what cereal type is the best for a young toddler.

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  7. I would ask since cereal gives so much energy and so little fat why not have it for dinner instead to get you thru the last humps of the night...hey I love cereal for dinner- and cereal dry- just learning portion size now and learning to savor the flavor. Which is healthier oatmeal or dry cereal in overall health statistics? mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  8. Are sugar sweetened cereals really that bad of an idea if kids are only eating them once per day?

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  9. I wish I could ask an expert what ingredients to avoid in cereal and if Cheerios are really the healthiest option? I don't feel like there are many nutrients in Cheerios.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  10. I’d want to know which cereals are really healthy for my kids
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  11. Which is the best and the worst
    thank you
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  12. I'd like to know which cereal will stay with me until lunchtime.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  13. I follow you on Twitter @mgoss123.
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  14. I would like to know why the recommended serving size is so small. I've always felt that it wasn't enough food to fill a grown person.

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  15. Twitter follower. @lubelle7

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  16. What cereals are really better nutrion wise.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  17. I'd like to get an expert's opinion on which cereals are the best for me nutritionally :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  18. I'm a GFC follower :) I'd like to know which cereal, that kids love most, is the best to eat, if you had to pick one...basically, which one is the best of the worst sugary evils!

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  19. Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis
    I would ask an expert what other grains would make great cereal besides wheat and corn

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
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  20. following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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  21. I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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  22. I follow!
    question- Why cant all cereals be high in fiber and taste good too at the same time?
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  23. I follow u with twitter
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  24. Why is sugar so prevalent? Why aren't whole grains mandatory?

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  25. Is there a way to make more cereal that can be made both hot and cold to fit in the different seasons?

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  26. I'd love to see some type of grid with a nutritional and fiber comparison of various cereals.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I would like to know which cereals are best metabolism boosters.

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  30. I would like to know which "kid friendly" cereals contain the most fiber. GFC follower amied027. Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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  31. follow you on twitter @amied027. ard1977@gmail dot com

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  32. Like you on FB under Rene Denning. ard1977@gmail dot com

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  33. I'd like to know which cereals are considered low enough in sugar to be healthy.

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  34. Following you on Twitter (@1day1dollar)

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  35. cdziuba@aol.com I'd want to know which type of milk to use on the cereals, which ones the experts think best, whether whole, skim, 1%, etc

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  36. are there any good low carb/high protein cereals out there?

    gfc follower kolpin
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  37. twitter follower @kolpin4680 kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  38. What are the healthiest cereals on the market that are targeted at kids b/c my kids don't want to eat what they perceive as Adult Cereal but I don't want to feed them sugary stuff every morning just because it has a cartoon character on the box.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  39. I follow you on twitter as kmayans

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  40. I want to know what is the best/most filling cereal to eat for breakfast, but that the kids will still like

    sweetypieinsc at aol dot com

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  41. My grandkids sometimes comes for the weekend and I would like to know what cereals are really better nutrion wise.

    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

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  42. I'd ask what dyes are used in cereals

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  43. Like you on FB Susan Smith

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  44. follow you via twitter susan1215

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  45. I would like to ask about chocolate cereals, are there any nutritional values in chocolate cereals? And which child's cereal is the most nutritous?
    Diane Baum
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  46. Thanks for the giveaway...I would ask, Which cereal grain has the highest protein per serving ?

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  47. Following YOU via Twitter: @brianpiero

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  48. I would ask why they are to put the BHT in all the cereals.
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