As more children struggle with obesity, parents may want to review what they’re pouring in their child’s morning cereal bowl. A new report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group shows that many popular cereals have more sugar than three chocolate chip cookies.
The worst offender – Kellogg’s Honey Smacks – had more sugar in a one-cup serving than a Hostess Twinkie, according to the report. Nutrition experts recommend parents look for cereals high in fiber with little or no added sugars. A better alternative is fresh fruit and homemade oatmeal, the report suggests.