Kick off your day with a bowl of whole grain cereal, review/giveaway

My family needs a strong breakfast to start their day. I want them to have something that they like as well as something that is good for them. Usually we turn to cereal on school days. There is one brand of cereals that offers the nutrition I want and the taste that my kids want, General Mills.

General Mills knows that nutrition is a high priority for families. Whole grains are important to a healthy diet. That's why General Mills has put whole grains as the first ingredient in their white check cereals. Each cereal with the big white check means that there is more whole grain than any other ingredient.

What is whole grain?  From the Whole Grain Nation website "Whole grain cereals use the entire grain seed of wheat, rye, rice, barley, corn, or oats without milling out the bran and germ. “Whole grain” means it’s the complete grain, including the bran, the germ and the endosperm. The health benefits of whole grain come from those three components working together in their natural proportions."

Why whole grain? By incorporating more whole grains in your website, you can help in the following health areas: heart health, reduce cancer risk, manage diabetes, keep you regular and weight management.

Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. How can you get your recommended whole grain?  Start your day with a big bowl of whole grain cereal of course! 

Many of your favorite General Mills cereals offer whole grain as its first ingredient. Cereals include Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios® and Total®. Look for the big white check and you'll know that whole grain is the first ingredient on these beloved breakfast foods.

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80 comments:

  1. “Whole grain” means it’s the complete grain, including the bran, the germ and the endosperm.

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  2. I learned you can identify a General Mills' whole gran cereal by looking for the white check on the box.

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  3. I learned Whole grain cereals use the entire grain seed of wheat, rye, rice, barley, corn, or oats without milling out the bran and germ
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  4. I learned that whole grain can reduce the risk of heart disease, reduces the risk of some types of cancer, helps manage diabetes, helps keep you regular with the fiber from the whole grains and helps with weight management. Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

    Eloise
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  5. I learned that All Big G cereals have at least 9 grams of whole grain per serving; at least 48 grams recommended daily!
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  6. A diet with a lot of whole grain and low fat may reduce the risk of cancer and help with diabetes.

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  7. The outer portion of the grain--Bran--is high fiber, vitamin B, and minerals
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  8. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least half of your grains are whole.

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  9. I learned that it is recommended that at least 1/2 of your grains are whole.

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  10. The anatomy of a whole grain diagram was very enlightening!
    Dede

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  11. I learned that Every General Mills Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, and more than 20 General Mills cereals deliver 16 grams or more

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  12. I learned that the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least half of your grains are whole. I dont think I get even close to that.

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  13. I learned that “Whole grain” means it’s the complete grain, including the bran, the germ and the endosperm

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  14. I learned there are 50 different types of GM cereals!

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  15. I learned that whole grain gives you antioxidants,vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients for a healthy diet.
    Thanks so much.
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  16. The Germ of the grain contains the antioxidants and the vitamin E

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  17. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least half of your grains are whole, approximately 48 grams daily.
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  18. I learned that All Big G cereals have at least 9 grams of whole grain per serving.

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  19. I learned that whole grain could reduce the risk of cancer.
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  20. Only the whole grain gives the vital nutrients.

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  21. I LEARNED “Whole grain” means it’s the complete grain, including the bran, the germ and the endosperm.

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  22. I learned from the website that the white checkmark means the cereal has whole grain listed as the first ingredient!

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  23. I learned that “Whole grain” means it’s the complete grain, including the bran, the germ and the endosperm

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  24. I learned you can identify a General Mills' whole gran cereal by looking for the white check on the box.

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  25. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    WHOLE GRAINS ARE HEALTHIER

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  26. I learned The American Diabetes Association recommends whole grain as part of a diabetic diet.
    This is good since diabetes runs in my family

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  27. I learned Whole Grain helps reduce risks of cancer!

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  28. I learned that they have 18 kids cereals...most of which I love!

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  29. Whole grains include the bran and the germ

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  30. A growing body of evidence supports that people who eat more whole grain tend to have healthier body weights and gain less weight over time than those who don’t.

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  31. I learned the definition of a whole grain!

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  32. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least half of your grains are whole. For most people, that translates into at least 48 grams daily. Every General Mills Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, and more than 20 General Mills cereals deliver 16 grams or more.

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  33. Whole grain” means it’s the complete grain, including the bran, the germ and the endosperm.

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  34. I learned that the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least half of your grains are whole!

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  35. I learned that "whole grain" really does mean that they use the entire grain, without removing the bran or anything.

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  36. All you have to do is look for the white check :)

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  37. Whole grains help reduce the risk of heart disease, some types of cancer, helps manage diabetes, helps keep you regular.

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  38. The whole grain cereals have the white check

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  39. I learned that whole grains can reduce the risk of heart disease!

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  40. i learned that whole grain cereals use the entire grain seed of wheat, rye, rice, barley, corn, or oats without milling out the bran and germ.
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  41. I learned to look for the white check mark!
    Susan Chester

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  42. I LEARNED THAT THE 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that at least half of your grains are whole. For most people, that translates into at least 48 grams daily. Every General Mills Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, and more than 20 General Mills cereals deliver 16 grams or more.

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  43. I learned that a whole grain has 3 separate parts to it... interesting

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  44. At least half of the grains you eat should be whole grains.
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  45. I learned that whole grains contain antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals!
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  46. I learned that all of their whole grain products have a white check on the box.
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  47. Whole grain has antioxidants in it and has fiber.

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  48. I learned that every General Mills Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, and more than 20 General Mills cereals deliver 16 grams or more

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  49. I learned that "High fiber” grain food may not necessarily be whole grain. For example, many high-fiber foods, such as bran cereals, get their fiber from the bran but do not include the nutrient-rich germ portion of the grain.
    Vicky Carlson
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  50. That it reduces the risk of some cancers.

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  51. BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.comFebruary 15, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    I learned there are over 50 types of GM cereals.
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  52. Whole grain is actually the whole-complete grain!
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  53. I learned that more than 20 General Mills cereals deliver 16 grams or more of whole grain and that at least half of your grain intake should be whole grains.

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  54. People who eat whole grains weigh less. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  55. I learned that you need 48 grams per day.

    Desiree Dunbar
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  56. That they are SO much healthier for you!!!!!!

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  57. learned to look for the white check on their boxes
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  58. It is recommended that at least half of one's grains are whole!

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  59. I learned that more than 20 General Mills cereals deliver 16 grams or more of whole grain

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  60. I learned that the American Diabetes Association recommends whole grain as part of a diabetic diet.
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  61. I learned that Every General Mills Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving.

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  62. I learned that low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, particularly of the stomach and colon.

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  63. whole grain can reduce the risk of heart disease

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  64. "Whole grain cereals use the entire grain seed of wheat, rye, rice, barley, corn, or oats without milling out the bran and germ"

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  65. Whole grains can reduce the risk of cancer

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  66. they are more healthier for you
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  67. Every General Mills Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving - cool!

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  68. to look for the white check mark when buying cereal


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  69. Thanks for the great contest!
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  70. I learned that whole grains help with Weight management. A growing body of evidence supports that people who eat more whole grain tend to have healthier body weights and gain less weight over time than those who don’t.

    Lisa Garner

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  71. cdziuba@aol.com I learned that the average diet is quite lacking in fiber

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  72. Weight management. A growing body of evidence supports that people who eat more whole grain tend to have healthier body weights and gain less weight over time than those who don’t.

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  73. I learned how to find whole grain by checking labels on products.

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  74. whole grains reduce the risk of some cancers

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  75. On average, breakfast contributes less than 20 percent of daily calories, while delivering more than 30 percent of needed calcium, iron and B vitamins.

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  76. It is recommended that 1/2 of all your grains be whole grain.
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  77. I learned that The American Diabetes Association recommends whole grain as part of a diabetic diet.

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