1.) Wake to a screaming toddler.
2.) Corral all 3 kids to the table for breakfast.
3.) Break up the fight that incurs on the WAY to the table.
4.) Insist I make my coffee BEFORE anyone gets their food.
5.) Explain why I don’t want them to have fruit snacks and soda for breakfast.
6.) Gulp my Coffee down like it’s water.
7.) Ask them again to sit up in their chair because we aren’t monkey’s
8.) Pray to God to help me through the day of toddler chaos.
9.) Turn on iPod speakers to drown out loudness at the table.
10.) Pour our ALL time favorite cereal Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
You know those kids you see at the grocery store begging for that sugar filled cereal and the Mom who looks frazzled as she tries to pull him away? Well, we don’t have that problem. Without a doubt, my children go STRAIGHT for General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
The other day I asked them to pick two cereals. My Cute-As-Can-Be daughter brings over the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, freezes for a second to think, slowly grabs a 2nd box and puts it in the basket. “Mom, is that okay? Two of these?”
It’s a problem we have. We’re compulsive Cinnamon Toast Crunch eaters. There should be a program for that: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Anonymous.
When the Mom Bloggers Club asked if I wanted review General Mills Cereal, I did NOT hesitate to say Yes. I mean, they participate in the Box Tops for Education program and we ALL know how I love me some Box Tops! Besides partnering to help your child’s school, they provide an excellent source of Vitamin D. Check out these facts about the importance of Vitamin D:
♥ Are you aware of the recommended amount of calcium and vitamin D your child should get each day? Better yet, did you know the American Academy of Pediatrics recently doubled the vitamin D recommendation for children? Approximately 75% of kids today don’t get the recommended levels of calcium and vitamin D — two key nutrients for bone growth.
♥ Not to worry though — as a parent, you can easily help your child get more of these two nutrients by looking for calcium and vitamin D fortified cereals, milk and juice. All General Mills Big G kid cereals (including Kix, Lucky Charms, Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and more) offer a good source of BOTH calcium and vitamin D in each serving.
♥ Additionally, a recent report in a leading consumer magazine ranked kid cereals by nutritional content, and all nine General Mills Big G kid cereals included in the report were ranked in the top half. All Big G kid cereals have at least eight grams of whole grain per serving (at least 48 grams are recommended daily), and all have 12 grams or less of sugar per serving.
♥ Cereal is one of the most nutritious breakfast options a kid can eat. Most cereals have about 100 – 130 calories per serving and provide at least 10 key nutrients. And, ready-to-eat cereal is the number one source of whole grain in American diets.
Healthy Minds for Healthy Children is a concept more than understood by our favorite Cereal Manufacture, General Mills. This, however, is only part of the reason we love Cinnamon Toast Crunch. When you get down to the nitty gritty of why families choose the cereal they choose, you discover it’s one of two reasons: Nutrition & Taste.
My 5-year-old daughter describes this cereal like this:
“Mom, it’s the cereal with the brown sugar, you know… the small squares that are sweet?”
1.) Rudy’s way- Eat it right out of the dixie cup, no need for milk.
2.) Zach’s way- Mix it in his trail mix, pretzels, or raisins for snack.
3.) Abby’s way- Put it in a good ole’ fashioned bowl, pour on the cool milk, and drizzle just a little honey on top.
We’re a cereal eating family, what can I say?!
Head on over to GrowUpStrong.com to learn more about General Mills, their products, and facts to keep your child healthy with Vitamin D.
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