What is the First Ingredient of Your Favorite Cereal? (#Giveaway)10:52 PM
I try to watch what I eat, especially when it comes to avoiding unnecessary "fillers." I remember the first time I checked the ingredients on a box of cereal in the store as a child, and saw the sugar was the first ingredient! I couldn't believe that there was more sugar in my favorite breakfast that anything good!
As part of an effort to raise awareness about what you eat, General Mills has asked that I share a bit about their new packaging for many of their cereals:
"Now every cereal with the white check has more whole grain than any other single ingredient with the same great taste. You will see “whole grain” as a part of the first ingredient on the ingredient list, indicating that whole grain is the first and most prevalent ingredient."That makes it easy, doesn't it? Many of my favorite cereals already contain whole grain as the first ingredient, including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios® and Total®.
It's also important to remember that many claims on the front of your cereal box may be misleading. The only sure way to know if grains are indeed "whole grains" is to check the ingredient label.
General Mills also offers a way to help with choosing products with whole grain -- “Fast Lane for Whole Grain,” an online educational game. Consumers can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grain as the first ingredient, with the option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 cereals with the white check.
Learn more about how your favorite cereals are making it easier to see what you are eating at the Whole Grain Nation website!
Wanna Win? We are giving one lucky winner 5 boxes of General Mills cereal with the white check! To be entered to win, To be entered to win, just tell us which cereal you enjoy most! You have until March 2n at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in, and winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. You may enter every day and we will pick one winner at random from all eligible entries. (Please answer the question for the first entry. Each entry after that can be "enter me.") This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18+. See our full rules here.
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*The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.