Before pouring your child a big bowl of cereal for breakfast, think about this. The Environmental Working Group came out with a list of the 10 WORST cereals.
#1: Honey Smacks 55% sugar by weight
#2: Golden Crisp 51%
#3: Froot Loops Marshmallow 48%
Then descending order: Cap’n Crunch OOPS! All Berries, Cap’n Crunch Original, Oh’s , Smorz, Apple Jacks, and Froot Loops Original
These top cereals actually have more grams of sugar than a Twinkie!!
BEWARE: Not all cereal brands are EQUAL: Original Cheerios has only 3.6% sugar (great choice) while Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, and Fruity Cheerios have 33%.
Nutrition: Only 25% of children’s cereal meets the suggested proposed guidelines for nutrition. 10 cereals had more than 210 mg of Sodium and 26 cereals were not predominantly whole grain
The Bottom Line: Start your child’s day out right with a healthy breakfast with protein and fiber. That will help their hunger stay away so they can stay focused at school.