Bonbons For Breakfast? Most Kid Cereals Pack Enough Sugar To Be Dessert

I am not surprised about the content of sugar in these cereals. I think this may also have an adverse effect on how kids perform in school. Imagine a 5 or 6 year old eating twice the amount of the daily serving at breakfast time. Then we send them to school and expect them to focus on their work. I hope some guidelines are put in place so we can help our children.

To many a mom, you can't go much lower than a Twinkie. The famous snack sort of epitomizes nutritional bankruptcy.

So now we learn that breakfast cereals such as Kellogg's Honey Smacks are even worse — in terms of sugar content — than a Twinkie. One cup of the cereal has 20 grams of sugar, compared with 18 grams in the cake. (The recommended serving size on the label is three-fourths of a cup.) Well, that gets our attention.

A new report by the Environmental Working Group finds that that vast majority of popular cereals marketed to kids — 56 out of the 84 EWG looked at — don't meet the voluntary guidelines proposed earlier this year by the federal Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children.

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