Sugar Cereals Equal Dessert

Cereal with milkAs 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.

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