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June 14, 2007



It's not just the cereals its the snacks and other items like fruit-snacks, and fruit roll ups with Spiderman and Dora the Explorer on the boxes, and the capri-sun drinks also, All these items have the cartoon characters on them that attract the kids to want them for that reason. All are very high in sugars & sodium. And I'm guilty too for buying them But the summer time does bring the fruits and I've recently discovered my kids love Crystal Light Lemonade better than the capri-sun drinks


Totally guilty too for buyin all this but what else is a Mother to do if your kid won't eat anything else ? Suggestions are appreciated from a Young Mom because I love my bowl of FrootLoops too


Have you tried the Froot Loops and Frosted Flakes with "1/3rd less sugar?" At least it cuts back on some of the sugar. As for advice, I try to just have one box of junky cereal in the cupboard at a time.

--The Kitchen Think

model smart choices

How about simply deep sixing the sugar added cereals? Why include any junk in the mix? My three kids have never had the option of any the big name Kelloggs cereals. Ditto on the fruit juice beverages--just serve plain juice. Your consumer choices speak much louder then any demonstration of label-reading!

oh lord

"Do you think the solution to the obesity epidemic lies with food manufacturers and marketers --- or the people/parents who eat and buy them?"

Is there a reason we Americans seem to be beholden to black and white thinking? There is MORE THAN ONE factor at work here.

Cheap food, chemicals in it you can't pronounce, aggressive marketing, AND habits that could use a tweak.

E. All of the above.

Not to be disrespectful, but didn't anyone ever take the SAT?

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