Trade Up Tuesday: Cereals

Choosing a healthier cereal for your children can be a huge battle. Use NuVal scores to help win the battle.    Enlist your child to help.  Ask him/her to chose a cereal with a NuVal score higher than 25. Letting them be part of the choice can be helpful in getting then to eat a better cereal!   Below is an example of trading up from one cereal to another cereal with a higher score, but similar taste profiles.  Have fun exploring!

KELLOGG’S Apple Jacks with Marshmallows
NUVAL: 6                                                            
Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories: 110
Total fat: 1 g
Sodium: 105 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 25g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 14 g
Protein: 1 g

Ingredients: Sugar, Corn flour blend (whole grain yellow corn flour, degerminated yellow corn flour),wheat flour, whole grain oat flour, modified corn starch, corn syrup, dextrose, oat fiber, contains 2% 0r less of soluble corn fiber, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (coconut and/or cottonseed), natural and artificial flavor, salt, gelatin, sodium hexametaphosphate, milled corn, dried apples, apple juice concentrate, cornstarch, cinnamon, yellow 6, baking soda, turmeric color, blue 1, red 40, BHT for freshness. Vitamins and minerals: vitamin c (sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid), niacinamide, reduced iron, zinc oxide, vitamin b6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin b2 (riboflavin), vitamin b1 (thiamin hydrochloride), vitamin a palmitate, folic acid, vitamin d, vitamin B12

GENERAL MILLS Apple Cinnamon Cheerios

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Calories: 120
Total fat: 1.5 g
Sodium: 115 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 24g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 10 g
Protein: 2 g

Ingredients: Whole grain oats, sugar, brown sugar, corn meal, corn starch, corn syrup, canola and/or rice bran oil, apple puree concentrate, salt, cinnamon, trisodium phosphate, sodium citrate, vanillin, wheat starch, , vitamin E (mixed tocopherols)added to preserve freshness.  Vitamins and minerals: Calcium carbonate, zince and iron (mineral nutrients), vitamin C (sodium ascorbate), A B vitamin (niacinamide), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B1(thiamin mononitrate), vitamin A (palmitate), folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin D3.

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