BLOG: The Cereal Report

Courtesy: seriouseats.com

Courtesy: seriouseats.com

Is sitting down for a bowl of cereal becoming a case of the cereal killers? A new report shows children are eating more than 10 pounds of sugar a year if they eat a bowl of children’s cereal each day.

The Environmental Working Group, a health information non-profit, studied 1,500 cereals and their sugar content. They group has released their “Hall of Shame,” cereals which have 50% sugar by weight.

Reports show an official with Kellogg, a cereal maker, says they have cut sugar in kids’ cereal 20-30 percent over time. They also have gone on record to say the report fails to point out the nutritional value–including lower fat and calories–than other choices.

Most Sugary Nationwide Cereals

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks

Malt-o-Meal Golden Puffs

Post Golden Crisp

Kellogg’s Apple Jacks with Marshmallows

Kellogg’s Froot Loops with Marshmallows

Click here for the EWG’s full report.

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