Kids cereal have 65% less fiber and 85% more sugar and more sodium (60%) than cereals for adults. The following information comes from Yale University Report of Rudd Center for Policy and Obesity. These cereals are promoted on kids programs on TV as well as on the internet. The average child sees thousands of commercials per year touting foods that are on the way to killing them.The cereals with the poorest nutrition ratings that are advertised to kids:
- Reese’s Puffs
- Corn Pops
- Lucky Charms
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Cap’n Crunch (tied)
- Froot Loops (tied)
- Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles (tied)
- Cocoa Puffs
- Cookie Crisp
Quote from Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity ”Neurobiological research has identified similarities in the way the brain responds to drugs and highly palatable foods. Finally, animal models have identified marked similarities between sugar consumption and drug addiction. These findings have led to the hypothesis that certain foods may be capable of triggering an addictive process in susceptible individuals.”Report on Yale University’s research on kids cereals.
What can we do with this information? We need to let as many parents and grandparents know what is Killing Our Kids.
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