Advertisement

Unlimited Photo Storage

FOLLOW US

OUR BLOG

Symptoms to Take Notice of in Children

The NHS has been facing ever-increasing pressures in recent years, with slashed budgets, staff shortages and lack of resources taking its toll on the quality of care. One of the many ways we commonly see the impact of these pressures is in waiting times for GP…

Mother of the Bride Guide

The day you’ve dreamed of for years has finally arrived! Your little girl is all grown up and has chosen a partner to start her life with, and you are officially a MoB -- Mother of the Bride! While congratulatory remarks are appropriate at this juncture, so are a few…

How to Through A Larger Than Life Small Wedding on a Budget

This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…

Would you feed your child a Twinkie for breakfast?  According to a report by the Environmental Working Group, they will get even more sugar from Kellogg's Honey Smacks.  It contains 20 grams of sugar and is 56% sugar by weight.  Yikes!

The EWG reports that children who have a breakfast high in sugar have more problems at school:

"They become more frustrated during the day and have a harder time working independently.  By lunchtime they have less energy, are hungrier, show attention deficits and make more mistakes on their work."

We all want to send our children off to school with the healthiest breakfast.  There are lots of things to consider when choosing a healthy cereal: sugar content, fiber, sodium, fat, whole grain content and artificial colors and preservatives.  I feel like I need a degree in nutrition to tackle this one.  Luckily we have the EWG to guide us.

Here are the EWG's 10 worst children's cereals based on percentage of sugar by weight:

  • Kellogg's Honey Smacks
  • Post Golden Crisp
  • Kellogg's Froot Loops Marshmallow
  • Quaker Oats Cap'n Crunch's OOPS! All Berries
  • Quaker Oats Cap'n Crunch Original
  • Quaker Oats Oh!s
  • Kellogg's Smorz
  • Kellogg's Apple Jacks
  • Quaker Oats Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries
  • Kellogg's Froot Loops Original

Here are the EWG's list of best cereals, low in sugar and without GMO's and artificial colors and preservatives:

  • Ambrosial Granola: Athenian Harvest Muesli
  • Go Raw: Live Granola, Live Chocolate Granola, and Simple Granola
  • Grandy Oats: Mainely Maple Granola, Cashew Raisin Granola, and Swiss Style Muesli
  • Kaia Foods: Buckwheat Granola Dates & Spices and Buckwheat Granola Raisin Cinnamon
  • Laughing Giraffe: Cranberry Orange Granola
  • Lydia's Organics: Apricot Sun, Berry Good, Grainless Apple, Sprouted Cinnamon, and Vanilla Crunch.
  • Nature's Path Organic: Optimum Banana Almond, Optimum Cranberry Ginger, Corn Puffs, Kamut Puffs, Millet Puffs, and Rice Puffs.

Here's the EWG's list of healthier choices that are a bit easier to find. These may contain GMO's and/or artificial colors and preservatives but have less sugar.

  • Kellogg's Mini-Wheats: Unfrosted Bite- Size, Frosted Big Bite, Frosted Bite-Size, Frosted Little Bite
  • General Mills Cheerios Original
  • General Mills Kix Original
  • Post Shredded Wheat (all varieties)
  • Post Grape-Nuts Flakes
  • Quaker Oats Oatmeal Squares Cinnamon
  • Post Bran Flakes
  • Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Vanilla Bunches

Of course cereal is not the only choice for breakfast - oatmeal, smoothies, eggs, greek yogurt with granola or whole wheat toast spread with peanut butter are also super healthy. 

For more information:

Next - my top ten lower sugar cereal choices.


What are the favorite cereals at your house?

Views: 20

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

© 2018   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service