How Much Sugar Is In That Cereal You Give Your Kids?

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:

Ambrosial Granola
Go Raw
Grandy Oats
Kaia Foods
Laughing Giraffe
Lydia’s Organic
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.


Check out the complete report here.

About Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York, she holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. Aimee is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products. This article was reviewed AimeeRaupp.com's editorial team and is in compliance with our editorial policy.

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