Friday, January 22, 2010

CLOSED-General Mills Cereal Spark - New Giveaway!

Hi all...if you are like us, we LOVE cereal. Funny how when you are a kid, only the sugary stuff fills the tummy. Honey Bear and I have become addicted to cereal over the years and right now, General Mills and have generously offered us free cereal coupons to not only try more of their cereal products ourselves, but to help others try them too!

General Mills 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. I know that I would have bought more while my son was younger, but thats ok, Honey Bear and I eat more now due to the lowering of the sugar content.

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: 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 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.

Studies have been done which demonstrate the benefits of eating breakfast, regardless if you are not a morning person, you can enjoy a bowl of cereal ANYTIME of the day or night - its a great midnight snack!

If you are interested in recieiving a coupon good on any General Mills Cereal, please email me directly, as we are on the road and I would have a greater chance of getting to my emails then to the blog. Email me at: robnmar at to enter this giveaway. This giveaway ends January 25th, so get your emails to me! Two lucky winners will recieve coupons in the regular mail - they will be chosen at random from the emails we recieve.

If you dont want to wait, visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals.

(Coupons, online coupon link, and information have been provided by General Mills and MyBlogSpark. I recieved a coupon for a free box of cereal for participating in this promotion)

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