As any parent knows, you have to hit the ground running every morning to keep everything in the household running smoothly.
From the time my children were babies, I worked part time for awhile, and then started back full time when my youngest was two. There were lunches to pack; kids to get dressed; backpacks had to be in order and delivery to daycare or putting the kids on the school bus before I headed off to work.
However, the most important part of the day was ensuring that my girls had a good healthy breakfast before they left the house. Having a healthy breakfast gives one fuel to get through the morning.
is considered a part of a balanced breakfast. Cereal is one of the most nutritious breakfast options a kid can eat. Most cereals have about 100 – 130 calories per serving and provide at least 10 key nutrients. And, ready-to-eat cereal is the number one source of whole grain in American diets. You can supplement that bowl of cereal with a glass of or coffee and a slice of toast for a quick and healthy breakfast before work or school.
Are you aware of the recommended amount of calcium andyour child should get each day? Better yet, did you know the recently doubled the vitamin D recommendation for children? Approximately 75% of kids today don’t get the recommended levels of calcium and vitamin D — two key nutrients for bone growth.
Not to worry though – as a parent, you can easily help your child get more of these two nutrients by looking for calcium and vitamin D fortified cereals, milk and juice. AllBig G kid cereals (including , , , , and more) offer a good source of BOTH calcium and vitamin D in each serving.
Additionally, a recent report in a leading consumer magazine ranked kid cereals by nutritional content, and all nine General Mills Big G kid cereals included in the report were ranked in the top half. All Big G kid cereals have at least eight grams of whole grain per serving (at least 48 grams are recommended daily), and all have 12 grams or less of sugar per serving.
My youngest daughter is now 22 and will be graduating college this May. She still starts her day with one of her all-time favorite cereals ~ Cinnamon Toast Crunch ~ and even packs it in snack bags to take to class!
What will your child or grandchild’s favorite cereal be when they’re 22?
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