Embracing a Healthy Family: General Mills 5 Boxes of Cereal Giveaway 2/6

General Mills 5 Boxes of Cereal Giveaway 2/6

Just look for the white check!

A new year and a new set of goals if you are like me.  I have set aside some goals for the year and one in particularly started actually last year but because getting healthy is a life long journey, there is nothing wrong with continuing a new year's resolution into the following year as if it's a new resolution.  To date since I started working on getting healthier, I've lost 28 pounds since around June of 2010.  That wasn't easy and it's a complete mind set change along with a need to exercise as I won't tell you that you can't.  Part of my getting healthier was for myself and the rest was for my children.  As parents, we lead by example and I don't want my children doing the same mistakes I made when it comes to our health.  One of the areas I'm working on with myself and them is consuming more whole grains.  Whole grains are reported to be essential to the well being of our body and whether or not that is true, I believe it is so.  I'm happy my girls have chosen General Mills' cereals as their cereal of choice.

The Anatomy of Whole Grain

Another thing you may not know is that when you look at the ingredients on a product, the first ingredient is the biggest portion of the recipe.  When you shop for General Mills cereal, the white check mark signifies that particular cereal has more whole grain than any other singular ingredient and that sure beats sugar being the first ingredient!  According to Dr. Travis Stork, emergency room physician and host of The Doctors, identifying whole grain products can be difficult.  He stated if you see a product listed with whole grain with oat or wheat following, it means the product contains the most whole grain over any other ingredient.

Dr. Stork provided additional guidelines to help us on our journey to get healthier:

  • Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on the day’s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.
  • Make Simple Swaps. Choose whole grain versions of the foods you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain. Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.
  • Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages provide good nutritional cues, but don’t forget to read the ingredients and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of whole grain per serving on packaging.

If you want to have some fun and learn a bit more, General Mills created an online educational game called "Fast Lane for Whole Grain."  You will be taken through a virtual grocery store to find the products with the most whole grain along with an option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of 50 boxes of cereal with the white mark.

The Giveaway:

  1. Total
  2. Honey Nut Cheerios
  3. Lucky Charms
  4. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  5. Cheerios

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