Classic cereals like Cheerios still make the grade for kids.When was the last time you let your kids eat dessert for breakfast? You'd never do that, right? Well, maybe not intentionally, but if this morning you poured a bowl of Honey Smacks, Golden Crisps, Cap'n Crunch, or even seemingly healthful Quaker Oats Oh!s cereal, the answer is: today. All have 3 to 5 teaspoons of sugar per cup.
It's hardly news that kids' cereals are loaded with sugar, but it's still surprising to see how much. Last month, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a new report that painstakingly evaluated 84 popular kids' cereals. EWG's experts found that one cup of Kellogg's Honey Smacks, Post Golden Crisp, or General Mills Wheaties Fuel has more sugar than a Twinkie (and that's a whopping 18 grams!). Honey Nut Cheerios, Apple Jacks, and Cap'n Crunch have more sugar than three Chips Ahoy! cookies (11 grams).
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