A Surprise in Your Cereal Box?
A spoonful of sugar for every three spoonfuls of cereal is not what you want your kids to find in their cereal box.
But that's how much sugar is contained in popular cereals such as Lucky Charms or Frosted Flakes. The cereals most marketed to kids are also the ones that serve up the most sugar, according to a new report from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.
Most of the companies that market unhealthy cereals also have much healthier cereals in their product lines — and we should encourage them to promote those to kids instead!