Katie Couric (on CBS) recently reminded us that sugary cereals are a real problem for many children. And, since kids want sugary cereals, parents have to take charge….Sure! Check out Katie's video article below–
So, now what? What can you do to change the cereal for breakfast habit?
- Read the labels of your kids' favorite cereals…choose ones they like but have the least amount of sugar.
- Know that manufacturers try to fool ya with their labels. When you add up "sugar", "corn syrup", "high-fructose corn syrup", "maltodextrin" there may be more sugar in the cereal than anything else. Look carefully for disguised sugar.
- Try to change (or expand) your breakfast choices to include more options…i.e. yogurt with fruit, fruit smoothies, peanut butter toast, oatmeal with trimmings, etc.
- Don't give up. Kids can fight for their right to sugary cereals. Give yourself credit for each and every time you serve them a nutrition breakfast instead.
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