Many foods specifically manufactured for and marketed to children are lacking in nutrients, are full of sugar and highly processed. Children are missing out on essential nutrients needed for proper growth and function by eating these foods on a regular basis.
Some breakfast cereals marketed to kids are the equivalent of eating cake for breakfast. Even the cereals labeled ”whole grain” can be full of sugars and empty calories with only a small amount of fiber added. Check the ingredient label and make sure that sugar or any other name for sugar, such as high fructose corn syrup, is not in the top three ingredients. Instead, look for the word ”whole” as the first word listed in the ingredients. Once the ingredient label checks out, look for a cereal with 3 or more grams of both protein and fiber per serving.