Thursday, June 30, 2011

Share Your Love for Cereal: Fighting Obesity & Giveaway (ends July 9th)

This is the fourth and final installment of the Share Your Love for Cereal Campaign.

Who isn't concerned about obesity in children? Today obesity levels for all age groups are creeping upwards, but most alarming are the childhood rates because this can lead to a lifetime of weight issues and associated health risks.

A recent study shows 77 percent of D.C. parents believe maintaining a healthy body weight is important to ensuring their child´s health.

When it comes to fighting childhood obesity, there is a lot to love about cereal. Frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights. That´s true of men, women and children who choose sweetened cereals.

* Teen girls who eat cereal are less likely to become overweight than non cereal eaters.
* Boys´ cereal consumption is associated with lower body mass index (BMI).

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Giveaway: Today, General Mills and My Blog Spark 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 on the go pack!

Mandatory First Entry: What information would be valuable for parents to get from cereal companies to help understand the benefits of cereal?

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.


  1. I am a gfc follower. I think it would be helpful to say, for ex. one cup of this cereal would give a child 25% of the fiber they need for the day.

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