I’ve been updating old posts with the goal of keeping the content current. It’s not always possible to republish them so I’m letting you know about my most recent updated post: 10 of the Best Cereals for Kids. It highlights kid-friendly ready-to-eat cereals that meet the following nutrition criteria per serving:
- 10g or less sugar
- 3g or more fiber
- Whole grain as the first ingredient (at least 12g whole grains)
- No artificial colors or questionable preservatives
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My kids love the sugar cereal, but I strongly believe in sending them to school with a homemade, fiber and protein full breakfast. I noticed that my resistance to buy it was causing a heightened interest in it so we now have Saturday cereal day where my kids get to pick whatever cereal they want and eat what they want of it. I figured it could be like the big plate of cookies Ellyn suggests doing. What do you think of that idea? They get excited about it and eat a whole bunch of it on that day, but it doesn’t seem to have the pedestal it used to.
Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD says
I think that’s a great idea Marci. It’s kind of like my kids and grandma day. they eat cookies etc. there but don’t ask for it at home.