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Sunday, January 3, 2010

General Mills Cereal Giveaway



My boys love to eat sweets, but I am desperately looking for breakfast alternatives for them. My youngest son is super-active, and it's probably not the best idea to send him to school already wound up by a sugary meal. So imagine how happy I was to here that General Mills has been working hard at lowering the sugar content in it's cereals! Now kids (and adults for that matter) can enjoy their favorite breakfast treat with less sugar.


General Mills announced their 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.
Also, 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.

Other cereal benefits include:

  • accounts for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets
  • is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today.
  • frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index
Studies 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 class or be tardy, have fewer reported discipline problems, and make fewer trips to the office.





Now on to my second giveaway of the day. Want to try a box or two? Please leave a comment on your thoughts of this article and you'll be entered to win 2 coupons for FREE boxes of General Mills cereal.

You can earn extra entries by:

*Following on twitter
*Become a Facebook fan
*Subscribe to The Coupon Sista (top right)
*Follow on Google Friend Connect

As always, leave another comment saying you did so. Good luck everyone!
GIVEAWAY ENDS SAT. JAN. 9TH.


Disclosure: This information and free cereal coupons were all provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. I was not paid to write this review.
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25 comments

  1. It's amazing what eating a delicious breakfast can do!! :)

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  2. Follower on Twitter! (luvcontests)

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  3. You can't go wrong feeding your love ones a good breakfast that is not loaded with sugar.

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  4. I love to eat cold cereal and I'm happy companies like General Mills are reducing the sugars in their foods :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. Subscribed by email
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  6. Following with Google Friend Connect
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  8. My kids usually look forward to Saturdays when they get to eat the boxed cereals. I usually have restricted them to Saturdays because of the sugar.

    Christine
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  9. WE love cereal, some nights we even have it for dinner. I am happy to see they are working to reduce sugar.

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  10. I now follow on twitter.

    kdolphins7

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  11. We love General Mills cereals, I'm very glad to see they are having sugar reduce versions. To be able to enjoy great breakfast and stay healthy are the best!

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  12. @tcarolinep twitter follower

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  13. FB fan@tcarolinep JessieKatie S.

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  15. I was amazed that these are such a good source of whole grains.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  16. I agree, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It keeps not only kids, but adults alert and active. Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  17. Follow pub-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  18. Glad General Mills is reducing the sugar in their cereals. There is way too much sugar in most cereal.
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  19. I follow you on Twitter:
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  20. I'm a facebook fan too:
    Ann Fawehinmi

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  21. I subscribe to your email feeds.

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  22. I follow via google friend connect.

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