We are a cereal family. During the morning rush, cereal is my go-to meal for a quick and nutritious breakfast. For breakfast, I stick to the healthier cereal options that are high in fiber. It’s a good option for all of us. And I am here to tell you that fiber is your friend, especially when you hit your 40s. Sometimes for a late night snack I like to enjoy a bowl of cereal, instead of a bowl of ice cream. It’s definitely a healthier alternative. Being the cereal lover that I am, I was excited when asked to participate in a campaign to spread the word about the Kellogg’s Love Your Cereal campaign. This post is brought to you by Kellogg’s and The Motherhood, and I’ve been compensated for my time. However, all opinions are my own.
Did you know that 9 out of 10 children do not get enough fiber in their diet, and this could contribute to kids becoming occasionally irregular. That’s why Kellogg’s wants to let us know that there are tasty fiber options, like our kids’ favorite cereals, fruits and veggies to help get kids the fiber they need throughout the day. In fact, constipation is reportedly the cause for almost 5 percent of all pediatric outpatient visits.
There is good stuff in cereal!
Kellogg’s knows it’s important to kick off your day with a fiber containing breakfast in order to help get the recommended amount throughout the day. That’s why they offer more ready-to-eat cereals that are a good source of fiber (3 grams) than any other U.S. food company.
Kellogg’s Froot Loops, Apple Jacks and Mini-Wheats (3 of my personal favorites) have between 3-6 grams of fiber per serving, making them a good to excellent source of fiber that kids love. Kellogg’s cereals can be an important (and tasty) source of the fiber plus the whole grains children need to help keep their tummies happy.
Want to know more? Kellogg’s Love Your Cereal campaign has an informational site LoveYourCereal.com that provides additional facts on cereal and nutrition. There is a quiz see how well you know and understand the importance of fiber in the meals you provide in your home.
OK, now for some fun. Kellogg’s is giving one lucky About a Mom reader a Love Your Cereal Prize Package, including:
- 3 Boxes of Kellogg’s cereals (one box each of Frosted Mini-Wheats, Froot Loops and Apple Jacks)
- My Plate Game: a fun way to introduce and reinforce skills related to My Plate and healthy living.
- Toucan Sam plush toy
- Mini Wheats Soaking Cereal Bowl
- Tony the Tiger Spoon Set