Finding a cereal that’s healthy, and should kids be banned from eating junk food? Some viewer mail concerns for 22News registered Dietitian Nancy Dell.
for joining us nancy. our first question. with all the controversy about kids cereals making health claims, please tell me how to el fi hnd a truly healthful cereal for my kids. thats from evan in west springfield. the ieadded vitamins and minerals min a cereal is not what makes it healthy. you should be getting the vitamin c from the fruit in iyour breakfast, not tr he cereal. to find a healthy cereal look at the ingredients to see if the first ingredient is a whole grain. then look at the nutrition label for the fiber beand sugar content. right now,nt your healthiest kid-friendly cereals on the shelf will have 3 grams or more of fiber and 6 grams or less of sugar. if the cereal has some fruit added like rfraisins or dried berries, you can allow up to 8 grams of sugar. some good kids cereals include kashi honey sunshine, honey kix, wheaties, and original cheerios as well as the multi-ge