Friday, June 17, 2011

The Truth Behind the Bowl Cereal Giveaway (ends June 25th)

Last week, I discussed why I love cereal for breakfast. This week, I have more good news to share. Take a look at the chart below:




Amazing isn't it?

Did you know that cereal is one of the healthiest things you and your family can eat? According to Dr. Keith Ayoob, an internationally recognized dietitian," your child´s favorite cereals may actually help fight childhood obesity," said Dr. Keith Ayoob Ed.D., RD. "Cereal provides key nutrients that are important to overall health and cereals, including sweetened cereals, provide less than 5 percent of a child´s daily sugar intake."

A 2009 study of children aged 6 to 18 shows cereal eaters have healthier body weights than those who don´t eat cereal, regardless of sweetness level.

Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters.

Not all cereals are equal and it´s important to read the labels -- General Mills is proud of its commitment to reduce sugar in all of its kids´ cereals to single-digit levels per serving.

General Mills has more than 30 nutritious cereals with 130 calories or less per serving.

Bon Appetit!


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 along with a bowl and spoon set!

Mandatory First Entry: Which cereal benefits surprised you the most?

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.

42 comments:

  1. I did not know how little sugar cereal contains! But that's great for me because I have 1-2 bowls a day (sometimes the second one is a nighttime snack). Thanks for the giveaway! Ashley(dot)Knight6@gmail(dot)com

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  2. I am surprised to learn that Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters

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    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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

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  4. following you on twitter @left_the_stars

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  5. This was surprising: Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters.

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  6. I'm following on twitter @headlessfowl.

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  7. I'm surprised that "sweetened cereals, provide less than 5 percent of a child´s daily sugar intake" :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  8. Surprising that cereal eaters have healthier body weights than non-cereal eaters!
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  9. THE fact cereal consumers eat less fat than others...yep because you are full mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  10. that cereal eaters consume less fat than non cereal eaters
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  11. I follow on GFC. (Marcia Goss)
    I was surprised to learn that cereals contribute less than 5% of your daily sugar.
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  12. I follow on Twitter @mgoss123.
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  13. cdziuba@aol.com This was surprising:

    Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters.

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  14. Cereal eaters consume less fat than non cereal eaters. debsweeps4@yahoo.com

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  15. I was surprised that cereal might help fight childhood obesity.
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  16. I was surprised the low amount of sugar in cereals.
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  17. I didn't know that people who eat cereal have healthier body weights than those who don't eat cereal.
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  18. I am surprised cereal contains key nutrients. Really I always thought of it as good oh junk food.lol
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  19. I follow tou on FB as charline stanley
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  20. That cereal eaters have healthier body weights!
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    Thanks!
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  21. Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters.!

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  22. Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters.

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  23. It surprised me that cereal provides less than 5 percent of a child´s daily sugar intake. Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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

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  26. follow by gfc-amyd
    cereals contribute less than 5% of your daily sugar
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  27. I was surprised that cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters.

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  28. I follow you on twitter as kmayans.

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  29. i was most surprised by the amount of sugar
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  30. I am surprised to learn that Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters

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  31. follow you via twitter susan1215

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  32. Cereal eaters have healthier body weights
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  33. I follow you with twitter
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  34. I am really suprised that childern who eat ceral have a better body weight than ones who don't. wilcarvic
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  36. Now following GFC (Gianna).
    Cereal eaters are healthier.
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