Excess Nutrients in Fortified Cereals May Pose Risk to Kids

Excess Nutrients in Fortified Cereals May Pose Risk to Kids

Manufacturers of sugary cereals often boast high levels of vitamins and minerals, even though these are mostly sprayed onto the product, not an integral part of the ingredients. This healthwashing is something we often warn about, because despite the added … Continue reading

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Lucky Charms Turns 50. Three Reasons Not to Celebrate

Lucky Charms Turns 50. Three Reasons Not to Celebrate

Lucky Charms, a cereal brand owned and operated by General Mills, is celebrating 50 years of “magically delicious” breakfasts. Jubilees are joyous, but when looking at what this product has been offering to 3 generations of children, we just want … Continue reading

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Going GMO Free, A Food Manufacturer’s Perspective

Going GMO Free, A Food Manufacturer’s Perspective

This post is sponsored by Barbara’s, manufacturer of Non-GMO Project Verified cereals and snacks. We’ve been following the GMO saga quite closely for the last few years. Genetically modified ingredients are found in hundreds of thousands of food products in … Continue reading

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Grape Nuts is Now Non-GMO Verified!

Grape Nuts is Now Non-GMO Verified!

Great News! Iconic Grape Nuts Cereal from Post foods is now non-GMO verified. Earlier this month, we learned that General Mills was removing genetically modified ingredients from their Cheerios Original product. Post is doing the same, but taking it one … Continue reading

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OOPS! Maybe Breakfast ISN’T That Important

OOPS! Maybe Breakfast ISN’T That Important

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so we have been indoctrinated to believe since early childhood. It’s not just our mothers who pressed us to put some morsels in our mouths; they had the generous help … Continue reading

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Special K Protein Cereal – Will it Really Satisfy Your Hunger Longer?

Special K Protein Cereal – Will it Really Satisfy Your Hunger Longer?

The American public has been convinced that of the 3 macro nutrients needed to sustain our bodies – fats, carbohydrates, and proteins – we should focus more on protein. Fats make us fat, and carbs, well, they make us fat … Continue reading

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Greek Yogurt, the Cereal Version

Greek Yogurt, the Cereal Version

Riding the waves of popularity and health of Greek Yogurt, Post has decided to add a Greek Yogurt Cereal to its Lineup. Enter “Honey Bunches of Oats, Greek Honey Crunch” which is a granola coated with yogurt, or something that … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Scooby Doo Cereal – Low Sugar Option for Kids

Kellogg’s Scooby Doo Cereal – Low Sugar Option for Kids

Kellogg’s has reintroduced its Scooby Doo cereal to the general public. You may ask – “Why another sugary cereal for kids ?!?” We’re pleased to report that the cereal has only 6 grams of sugar (1.5 teaspoons) compared to 3 … Continue reading

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Europe Rejoice? Cereal Manufacturers Pledge to Make Cereal Healthier

Europe Rejoice? Cereal Manufacturers Pledge to Make Cereal Healthier

Cereal may be the all American breakfast, but over the years we have managed to export our “tradition” to the rest of the world. Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), a partnership between General Mills and Nestle, sells into 140 different countries today! … Continue reading

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An Omnivore and a Vegetarian Walk into a Bar…

An Omnivore and a Vegetarian Walk into a Bar…

Yesterday’s post about a vegetarian future for the world certainly stirred up many emotions in the Fooducate community. We love a good debate and a healthy discussion, and the partisan lines seemed to have been very well drawn. On the … Continue reading

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