Category Archives: Nutrition: Food: Cereal

R.I.P. Tony Tiger? Cereal dying a slow death.






Research has shown that cereal consumption decreases with age, and Millennial birth rates are declining. According to Mike Van Ausdeln, a senior brand strategist at Stealing Share, kids today don’t identify with cereal as much as the older generations once … Continue reading






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On kid’s TV, sugary treats pitched to parents as healthy






Children’s television has long been peppered with ads selling sugary snacks and drinks as fun, adventurous options for cool kids in the know. Now a study suggests that many of these spots also promote these products to parents as nutritious, … Continue reading






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Ready-to-eat cereal may help kids with weight control






Nutr Hosp. 2015 Nov 1;32(n05):2301-2308. [CONSUMPTION OF READY-TO-EAT CEREAL IS INVERSELY ASSOCIATED WITH BODY MASS INDEX IN 6-13 YEARS OLD CHILEAN SCHOOLCHILDREN]. [Article in Spanish] Castillo Valenzuela O1, Liberona Zúñiga J2, Dominguez de Landa A3, Thielecke F4, Mondragón M M5, … Continue reading






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Consuming oatmeal is consistent with better nutrient intakes and a higher diet quality






Nutr Res. 2015 Oct 5. pii: S0271-5317(15)00228-6. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2015.09.015. [Epub ahead of print] Oatmeal consumption is associated with better diet quality and lower body mass index in adults: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2001-2010. Fulgoni VL 3rd1, … Continue reading






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What is in the pseudocereals quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat?






Food Chem. 2016 Feb 15;193:55-61. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.11.043. Epub 2014 Nov 15. Protein content and amino acids profile of pseudocereals. Mota C1, Santos M1, Mauro R2, Samman N2, Matos AS3, Torres D4, Castanheira I5. Author information 1Food and Nutrition Department, National … Continue reading






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General Mills Starts Pulling Preservatives






If you’ve heard of the Vani “Food Babe” Hari, you’ll remember her recent rise to nefarious national notoriety with her campaign to expose the (allegedly) dirty truth about Pumpkin Spice Lattes and their caramel coloring. Yesterday, the PSL truther and general … Continue reading






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Should Arsenic in Food Be a Concern?






Newswise — CHICAGO—The topic of arsenic in the U.S. diet has sparked considerable public interest following publication of an article in Consumer Reports magazine analyzing arsenic findings from fruit juices and rice products. In the January issue of Food Technology … Continue reading






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Popular breakfast cereals found to contain low levels of toxic heavy metals






TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — A scientific study conducted at the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org) has found that popular breakfast cereals such as Corn Flakes, Kix, Uncle Sam, Raisin Bran and Honey Bunches of Oats are relatively … Continue reading






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Oatmeal Beats Ready-to-Eat Breakfast Cereal at Improving Appetite Control: Journal of the American College of Nutrition






While obesity is a complex and multifaceted problem, much of the strategy behind combating it boils down to healthy eating habits. Taking into account the primary role of subjective appetite sensations in said habits, a group of researchers recently compared … Continue reading






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Milk after sugary cereals may prevent cavities






Newswise — Washing down sugary breakfast cereal with milk after eating reduces plaque acid levels and may prevent damage to tooth enamel that leads to cavities, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. … Continue reading






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Kids’ frequent cereal consumption leads to significantly lower BMI: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics






Association between Frequency of Ready-to-Eat Cereal Consumption, Nutrient Intakes, and Body Mass Index in Fourth- to Sixth-Grade Low-Income Minority Children Lana Balvin Frantzen, PhD; Roberto P. Treviño, MD; Roger M. Echon; Oralia Garcia-Dominic, PhD; Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RD, CSSD Journal … Continue reading






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High-cereal-fiber intake and insulin sensitivity: new information






Changes in dominant groups of the gut microbiota do not explain cereal-fiber induced improvement of whole-body insulin sensitivity Martin O Weickert, Ayman M Arafat, Michael Blaut, Carl Alpert, Natalie Becker, Verena Leupelt, Natalia Rudovich, Matthias Mohlig and Andreas FH Pfeiffer … Continue reading






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Biggest cereal company says there is confusion about fiber, whole grains. Gee, we wonder why that is.






BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The terms whole grains and fiber cause a “whole lot” of confusion and can add up to a “whole lot” of calories for consumers looking to increase the fiber in their diets. … Continue reading






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How parents are misled by cereal health claims on packages






New Haven, Conn. — Nutrition-related health claims on children’s cereals are often misinterpreted by parents, causing them to infer that products with health claims are more nutritious overall despite actual nutrient quality, finds a study from the Rudd Center for … Continue reading






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Cereal company, dietitian group, US Government awarded $500,000 for healthy lifestyle activities by low-income youth






The General Mills Foundation, along with the American Dietetic Association Foundation and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition today announced the 50 recipients of this year’s Champions for Healthy Kids grants, totaling $500,000. The grants are awarded … Continue reading






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Kids will eat non-sugary cereal: Yale study






Despite the heavy marketing of sugary breakfast cereals to children, kids seem willing to eat low-sugar cereals — particularly if they can add fresh fruit or a small amount of table sugar, researchers found. In a randomized study conducted among … Continue reading






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