October 19, 2010

A Kellogg’s Love Your Cereal Breakfast to Remember

Cereal

As part of the Mom’s Breakfast Club I recently hosted a brunch for Kellogg’s new Love Your Cereal initiative. Seven women, all busy moms, gathered at my house one morning to discuss the merits of a healthy breakfast, daily routines and why we care about feeding our children well. I provided several sweet baked goods and a nice fruit platter, and the women provided fascinating conversation.

Our discussions about breakfast started with the unanimous agreement that eating breakfast is absolutely essential. Children and adults alike benefit from starting the day with a healthy meal in their stomach. Many women voiced the opinion that they wanted to not only serve breakfast, but serve a healthy breakfast. That is, foods with known health benefits like eggs, granola and oatmeal. They also expressed reticence in serving what they deem to be sugar cereal, synonymous with junk food, to their children.

Fruit Platter

As we talked with the Kellogg’s representative the attendees were pleased to learn more about the health benefits of Kellogg’s cereal. They statistic about cereal only being roughly 5% of one’s daily sugar intake was a happy revelation, everyone had thought it was much higher. While we all generally agreed that we’ll stick to lower-sugar cereal like Kashi and Raisin Bran for our daily breakfasts we conceded that we’ll also serve the occasional Fruit Loops or Corn Pops without worrying too much. I mean, a bowl of slightly sweeter cereal here or there is not going to hurt anyone!

All in all this breakfast with fun and informative. I encourage all of my readers to check out the Kellogg’s site and remember the importance of feeding your family, and yourself, a healthy breakfast each and every day.

Note: I was compensated for hosting this event but the thoughts and views expressed are entirely my own.