Cereal can be FAB, seriously it can.. I PROMISE

Having just recovered from the aforementioned, NASTY rota virus, which aside from making me spew like Mt. Vesuvius (nice visual there eh?) has rather limited my diet. BUT that hasn’t kept the jr. nuggets out of the freaking pantry. I swear it’s like an infestation of hungry, mouthy, humanoid type hatch-lings around here some days. 

But the nice people at General Mills and My Blog Spark have got my back. They sent me coupons so that I could try out their new lower sugar cereals.

Free+Lucky Charms=Nugget Happiness

What I didn’t expect was a lesson in nutrition (especially since the thought of food is rather revolting to me at the moment).
 
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. PLUS all we moms have to do to “cook” it is grab a bowl, spoon, some milk and WA LA… breakfast. TAKE THAT Julia! 

Other serious cereal scuttlebutt included:

  • 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. The reason I’ve got Rhode’s in the making on my hands, no doubt. 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. (note to self, MORE cereal for the teenager)

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness

Now on to the part of this post that qualified it for inclusion in the most fabulous of faboulously fab things ever to be called fablulous here on at the Nuggets of Wisdom.. {where was I going with this?} FABruary. ONE lucky reader will receive 3 full value coupons from General Mills for their OBVIOUSLY fabulous cereals.

Simply leave me a comment telling me what you think is the most FAB breakfast you’ve ever had. Hopefully it will involve rock stars, roadies and room service, like mine (cha right!). 

Because we have SO many things to giveaway this FABruary and SO many FAB folks to feature this giveaway will end 2/5/2010 at 10 pm est. So get your comments in. One extra entry for a tweet about the giveaway (remember to include @dipaolamomma in the tweet and leave a link here in the comments section). Winner will be notified as soon as I get my crap together.   

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