General Mills has a New Year’s resolution. It will lower the amount of sugar in its cereals for children starting on December 31. Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs and Count Chocula will now have 10 grams or less of sugar, down from 11 and 12 grams. The move is to address childhood obesity, but does a gram or 2 of less sugar really matter when your kid is eating chocolate cereal?
I grew up eating Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Puffs and Captian Crunch–I know how delicious “kid” cereals are, but I also know how full of crap they are too. Call them dessert and serve them if you want, but don’t try to pass them off as breakfast.
Or maybe I’m too uptight. When it comes to cereal, my kids have two choices: Cheerios, which has 1 gram of sugar and Cascadian Cinnamon Crunch cereal, which has 8 grams of sugar. Can you guess which one they choose most often?
Will you let your kids eat these cereals now that they have less sugar?
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