Cereal for Breakfast! (WFMW)
I was “privileged” to not live in a home that rationed my breakfast intake to whole grain, little taste, no toy cereal! Seriously. I can remember visiting one set of my cousins only to discover that they were only allowed to eat cereal that didn’t exactly scream kid-friendly! I thought I was going to die if I had to stay there for any length of time. And when I returned home I promptly hugged my bowl of Froot Loops and went on my merry way.
Lest you think I am joking. I am not. As a mom, have my views changed? Not drastically. Granted, I don’t give my toddler sugary cereal for breakfast, he is only 2, we make most of his decisions for him at this point. However, if he sees his daddy or mommy eating and asks he gets a bit. And when he is older he will likely get those options as well.
Why? Because despite my daily inhalation of sugary breakfast cereal I have turned out just fine. Happy, healthy, well-adjusted woman (well- on most days). And whereas I was surprised to learn some factual data on kids cereals from Kellogg’s a couple weeks ago; it truly made sense.
I was proud to have been selected by The Motherhood to host a Kellogg’s Love UR Cereal Breakfast with 17 other mom bloggers. On September 22nd I gathered a few of my area friends (and bloggers) to discuss breakfast cereal and the morning routine. Amidst that breakfast we had some time to chat via Skype with a representative from Kellogg’s. She shared some facts, asked some questions and answered our burning questions as well!
Here are a few of the things that were shared/asked:
- Only 5% of childrens daily sugar intake actually comes from breakfast cereal.
- Wow! Only 5%?
- Where does most of that sugar consumption come from? Soda, juice, kids drinks, kids snacks.
- Most of the moms around our breakfast table agreed that the snacks they fed their kids in the afternoon were likely far higher in sugar content than their cereal.
- When asked about Kellogg’s Cereal sugar contents we learned that Froot Loops and Frosted Mini-Wheats have a higher sugar content than Frosted Flakes and Corn Pops!
- Would NEVER have guessed that! I always just think that since Frosted Flakes is frosted in sugar it must be the highest.
- Frosted Mini-Wheats and Chocolate Frosted Mini-Wheats have the same amount of sugar per serving.
- Rice Krispies is a great entertainment tool for the kids – they like that the cereal “talks” to them!
- So I tried it on Isaac who is really into sounds right now. He loved it!
I was so glad to host the event and to have some great breakfast time with some of my favorite bloggy and in real life friends. We also had a magnificent feast of breakfast cereal, juice, fresh fruit, Rice Krispies Blackberry (Blueberry) Lemon Coffee Cake and Corn Pops Quiche. Yes, I said Corn Pops Quiche – stay tuned this afternoon for the recipe. It was a HUGE hit!
Disclosure: I have been compensated for my participation and time dedicated to this event by Kellogg’s and TheMotherhood.com. All the opinions in this post are mine, want to know more about how I facilitate reviews, view my full disclosure policy!
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