Monday, January 30, 2012

More Whole Grain!

Hello Neighbors!

Before my family got their hands on them!
Wow!  That is all I can say.  I received 5 Boxes of cereal from General Mills and My Blog Spark.  I opened the package in the late afternoon, by the next morning one box was empty and 2 more were on their way!  My family LOVES cereal!  And not just for breakfast.  They love to have a snack in the afternoon or right before bed and many times it is cereal.  Two of them had three bowlfuls that night!  (My husband was one of the culprits!)

First bowl!
Anyway, we received Total, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Cheerios.  We all know how important whole grain is to our health, and the health of our children.  Now with a quick glance at the box, you will be able to tell which cereal has whole grain as it's first ingredient.  They will be marked with a white check.

Below are some tips from Dr. Stork, Emergency Room physician and host of "The Doctors".

  • Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on the day’s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.
  • Make Simple Swaps. Choose whole grain versions of the foods you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain. Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.
  • Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages provide good nutritional cues, but don’t forget to read the ingredients and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of whole grain per serving on packaging.

This was whole box was gone by the time breakfast was over!
Now, not only will you have a chance to enter here to receive the same 5 General Mills Cereal prize pack that I did, but if you visit the website www.WholeGrainNation.com you have a chance to enter their sweepstakes.  They have developed an educational game called, "Fast Lane for Whole Grain", where Consumers can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grains as the first ingredient.  When you do this you you will have the option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 cereals with the white check on them.

Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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19 comments:

Shelly said...

We love regular cheerios, lucky charms and we love Booberry & Count Chocula too! We are a General Mills house! My family likes snacking on it too and sometimes I make cookies out of the cereal.

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Darlene said...

My husband loves cherries'

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scottsgal said...

cinnamon toast crunch
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Jenette said...

Love Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Robin said...

Cereal Junkie!

JR911 said...

cinnamon toast crunch

Steph said...

Honey Nut Cheerios

ksceviour said...

Honey Nut cheerios is my fav!

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Beth R said...

I think my favorite is Cinnamon toast crunch
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Tammy D said...

I love cinnamon toast crunch, just finished a bowl actually .
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Janice said...

our family fav is honey nut cheerios

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Marla Z. said...

Me and my 4 kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Thanks for offering a great giveaway! marlazick at aol dot com

andrea v said...

Cheerios are wonderful

Kimberly said...

I like Cheerios
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Shelly Peterson said...

Lucky Charms

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Thomas S. said...

Honey Nut Cheerios

eclairre said...

Cheerios!

Nikki M said...

The kids love Cheerios, I love the Honey Nut!
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Patricia N said...

Golden Grahams are my favorite
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