General Mills Cereal Shapes up! (Giveaway CLOSED 1/20/10)

Cereal. My family couldn’t live without it! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, We absolutely dig cereal! It makes a great breakfast, snack and sometimes in the summer a quick supper! Yep, especially with fresh fruit. Cheerios and Rice Chex are two that are ALWAYS in our house! I eat Cheerios just about every day, usually with a handful of dried cranberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top, Mmmm! We love Rice Chex with sliced bananas, blueberries or strawberries! I just read that they are coming out with Chocolate Cheerios this month! Can’t wait to try those out, I’ll have to hide them from the kids so I could get some then!

I was very happy to hear that General Mills has committed to even further reduce sugars in the cereal advertised to kids under 12 to single digit grams of sugar per serving! The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain. This just makes me even more confident in choosing to offer these products to my children for a good start.

Did you know?

  • Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast tend to perform better at school.
  • Ready-to-eat cereal eaters consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than non-cereal eaters! Cereals also deliver important vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, making cereal a top source of key nutrients in children´s diets.
  • Ready-to-eat cereals, including presweetened cereals, account for only 5% of sugar in children´s diets.
  • Ready-to-eat cereal is the No. 1 source of whole grains in a child´s diet today.
  • More frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights and lower Body Mass Index measures.

For more information about kids and cereals, please visit Cereal Health and Wellness.

Buy It:
General Mills Cereal is available at many grocery and online stores nationwide. Check for a store location near you.

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Win It!
One lucky reader will win a coupon for a FREE box of General Mills Cereal (up to $6.00 value exp. 12/31/10)!

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* FTC compliant disclosure: I was sent several coupons for Free cereal from General Mills through MyBlogSpark, one of which I decided to giveaway here. All opinions are my own and unedited, yours may vary. No other compensation was received. Please see my full disclosure, terms of use and giveaway info here. *


About the Author

Henrietta Newman is a tech loving, video game playing, pr friendly single mom / gramma blogger who talks about life with a teen daughter, an adult son, a toddler granddaughter and all that it entails. Subscribe to A Hen's Nest for giveaways, delicious family recipes, reviews and more!


  1. We always have Cheerios on hand as it's our fave.

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  4. Dolphin Girl says:

    We are big Cheerio fans at our house. Kids love regular, hubby loves honey nut!

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  6. Our fave is Cinnamon Toast crunch Love to drink the cinnamon milk afterward too:)

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  10. I think it's great that they are reducing sugar. I have tried these cereals and honestly, you don't miss the sugar one bit. My kids didn't even notice a difference.

    Kudos to General Mills.

  11. GrammyMouse says:

    We are a big General Mills family here1
    esp since they try to keep partially hydrogenated garbage out of their foods.

    Hubby & I love all the Cheerios & Chex cereals.

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  13. I like multigrain cheerios

  14. I love Honey Nut Cheerios.


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  22. Honey Nut Cheerios are number one at my house!

  23. My favorite is Lucky Charms. Thanks.

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  28. My favorite cereal would be Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  29. Honey Nut Cheerios rock my socks for sure.


  30. Lynsey Jones says:

    Our staple is Cherrios and Corn Chex – the Chex is ALL MINE! Ha! No one is allowed to touch it because I eat it at random for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, LOL

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  33. I'm boring, I just love the chex!

  34. I love cereal in general, but I guess that right now Reese's Puffs are my favorite.


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  36. My favorite is Banana Nut Cheerios

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  41. One of my favorities is Cheerios…but I also love Chocolate Lucky Charms! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  44. My fave is Lucky Charms….still a kid at heart when it comes to cereal

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  54. i like rice chex

  55. I love Honey Nut Cheerios.


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  70. I love Cheerios, they are still a favorite in my family. Classic stuff is always classic. :)

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  71. Corn Chex :)

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  74. Our favorite cereal is Trix.

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