Cereal nutrition

@bamakelly (5193)
United States
February 4, 2009 12:50pm CST
I have a small five year old child and of course I like him to eat right. Breakfast cereal is a common thing for him along with I am sure a lot of children. Some of the cereals that my husband and I buy seem like they have nutritional value and then there are the chocolate and strawberry flavors of cereals. What do you think is the right approach in serving the sweeter cereals to children? Do you think those cereals should be avoided or do you think that those sweeter cereals still have some nutritional points?
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4 responses
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
i think that you should go for the plain cereal ..... as sweets have more saturated fats... and try something new for breakfast... so that your child will have enough nutrients to keep him going
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
5 Feb 09
I think if you never gave them the sweet stuff don't, they are loaded with calories which research shows could make them fat later on in life. The don't need all the sugar, to make them fat ruin the teeth and make them hyper.
@savypat (20244)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I would avoid children cereal like poison, I would only feed oatmeal or other whole grain cereal, if you need to make it sweet add fruit, banana or apple sauce is good. I put a little cinnamon on it when the children got older. You'll find these cereals are less expensive also. If any more sweet is needed add a little. honey.
@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I do not think children should have such cereal. My boys got Cheerios, oatmeal with fruit in it, cream of wheat with a little brown sugar, pancakes with grape jam on them, eggs, stuff like that. Children don't need extra sugar and it starts them craving sugar. It's also not good for their brains. I think you should avoid those cereals whenever you can!