Love It, Like It, Hate It: Kid-Friendly Breakfast Cereals

Kids can easily consume more than 10 pounds of sugar a year, and that’s just from their typical breakfast cereals! In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny on the best & worst kid-friendly cereals on shelves!

Disregard “whole grain,” “fiber,” vitamin” claims on front of label

  • Check Nutrition Facts label for fiber & sugar
  • Check ingredient list

 

LOVE IT!

Barbara’s Puffin’s (Original or Cinnamon)

  • Per serving: 90 calories – 6 grams fiber – 6 grams sugar – 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients include: non-GMO corn flour, non-GMO corn bran, evaporated cane sugar, whole oat flour, molasses, tocopherols (antioxidants to preserve freshness)

 

Wheat Chex

  • Per serving: 160 calories – 6 grams fiber – 5 grams sugar – 5 grams protein
  • Ingredients include: whole grain wheat, sugar, salt, molasses, BHT to preserve freshness

 

 

LIKE IT!

 

Cheerios

  • Per serving: 100 calories – 3 grams fiber – 1 grams sugar – 3 grams protein
  • Ingredients include: whole grain oats, corn starch, sugar, salt, wheat starch, vitamin E/mixed tocopherols (to preserve freshness)

 

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies

  • Per serving: 130 calories – 0 fiber – 4 grams sugar – 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients include: rice, sugar, salt, BHT

 

 

HATE IT!

 

Kellogg’s Froot Loops

  • Per serving: 110 calories – 3 grams fiber – 12 grams sugar – 1 gram protein
  • Ingredients include: Sugar, corn flour blend, wheat flour, whole grain oat flour, oat fiber, corn fiber, partially hydrogenated oils, salt, Red 40, Blue 2, BHT
  • 44% sugar by weight – contains partially hydrogenated oils & artificial food dyes

 

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks

  • Per serving: 100 calories – 1 gram fiber – 15 grams sugar – 2 grams protein
  • Ingredients include: sugar, wheat, dextrose, honey, partially hydrogenated oils, salt, BHT
  • 55% sugar by weight – contains partially hydrogenated oils

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