OMG…The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released a report on the amount of sugar in childrens cereal. Would you feed your kid a Twinkie? Probably not. Did you know some of the most popular childrens cereals out there have more sugar in them (serving to serving) than a Twinkie! Yikes!
Here are the best and the worst cereals:
The 10 Worst Cereals:
Cereal Name (Sugar % by weight)
1 Kellogg’s Honey Smacks (55.6%)
2 Post Golden Crisp (51.9%)
3 Kellogg’s Froot Loops Marshmallow (48.3%)
4 Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s OOPS! All Berries (46.9%)
5 Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch Original (44.4%)
6 Quaker Oats Oh!s (44.4%)
7 Kellogg’s Smorz (43.3%)
8 Kellogg’s Apple Jacks (42.9%)
9 Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries (42.3%)
10 Kellogg’s Froot Loops Original (41.4%)
6 Best Cereals:
Nature’s Path Organics
6 Good Big-Brand Cereals– these guys fall into the “ok” category… but try your best to go with the cereals in the “best” category. Your kids deserve it! And, so do you!
Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats: Unfrosted Bite- Size, Frosted Big Bite, Frosted Bite-Size and Frosted Little Bite
General Mills Cheerios Original
General Mills Kix Original
Source: EWG analysis of nutrition labels for 84 children’s cereals.