How Healthy is Your Child’s Breakfast Cereal?

Let’s face it, if you want your child to have a healthy breakfast you may not want to head down the cereal isle at your local grocery store. I wouldn’t even call it a breakfast…most cereals are are just a sugar fix not a nutritious breakfast to start the day. Would you send your child to school with a couple of chocolate cookies and send them out the door to.In fact 3 chip Ahoy Cookies have less sugar than some breakfast cereals.

Parents have good reason to worry about the sugar content of children’s breakfast cereals, according to an Environmental Working Group review of 84 popular brands.

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, at nearly 56 percent sugar by weight, leads the list of the 10 worst children’s cereals, according to EWG’s analysis. In fact, a one-cup serving of the brand packs more sugar than a Hostess Twinkie, and one cup of any of the 44 other children’s cereals has more sugar than three Chips Ahoy! cookies.

Here is a chart that shows how the top 10 cereals with the most sugar.

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Caroline Heinemann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Concordia Teachers College in Seward Nebraska. She has coordinated a variety of educational programs in her local community and conducts regional business training events and teleconference training calls. She become personally interested in health when she experienced some personal health issues and found that alternative medicine has been the key to her health. She shares tips on staying healthy. She is a former and teacher and has owned her own health education business for the past 30 years

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