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Sugared Cereal Is Not Healthy For Kids

By Slattenk
Sugared Cereal Is Not Healthy For Kids

Did you know that sugared cereals have more sugar per serving than frosted cakes or donuts? Yikes!

Dr. Michael Greger's article, "Are Fortified Children’s Breakfast Cereals Just Candy" states 

"Children who consume pre-sweetened breakfast cereals may derive more than 20 percent of their daily calories from added sugar. Breakfast cereals rank as the third-largest food source of added sugars in the diets of kids and adolescents, listed between candy and ice cream. On a per-serving basis, a cereal like Frosted Flakes has more added sugar than a frosted chocolate cake, a brownie, or a frosted donut."Sugar consumption is linked to physical and mental health issues in kids.  Choosing a less sugary way to start the day is a step in the right direction! 

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