General Mills Reduced Sugar Cereals

By Shannon Gosney
In Product Review
February 19, 2010
1 Comment

I enjoy General Mills Cereals, but I tend to stay away from the sweeter ones when shopping for breakfast foods for our family. Recently, General Mills announced a commitment to further reduce sugar in cereals advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving. General Mills has already been working to reduce sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

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. Did you also know that ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children’s diets? Plus, ready-to-eat cereal is the number 1 source of whole grains in a child’s diet today.

I learned that more frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures. Studies also show 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.

Right now if you visit here you will find a $1 off coupon for one of four General Mills cereals. If you choose to participate we will also provide you with VIP coupons for 4 boxes of General Mills cereal to help your family come together at the breakfast table every morning.


I am so glad that General Mills is focusing more on the benefits of cereal and striving to provide “healthier” cereals to our families, especially our children.  My boys eat cereal almost every day for breakfast and I feel so much better giving them cereal with small amounts of sugar than cereals packed with sugar.  Kudos to General Mills!

I was provided free cereal coupons from General Mills through MyBlogSpark to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “General Mills Reduced Sugar Cereals”

  1. Barbara M says:

    Yes this is a very good thing.
    Way too much sugar in the cereals.
    Not to even mention the other foods.
    Good for Cheerios!

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