Food marketing has been under a microscope for some time, but the recent Yale study focusing on kids’ cereals and companies’ marketing strategies is highlighting the inconsistencies between package promises and actual contents.
According to the study, cereals targeted to children often contain 85% more sugar, 65% less fiber and 60% more sodium when compared to adult cereals, and nearly half contain potentially harmful food dyes. Despite “reformulation” and revised nutritional claims, most major cereal manufacturers have made minimal improvements when it comes to kids’ cereals.
For parents, it can be difficult to decide the best cereal options to feed their kids, especially if mainstream, sugar-laden cereals have been a go-to choice in the past. Luckily, Nature’s Path Organic Foods offers some kid-friendly options to help parents solve this common conundrum – the EnviroKidz line was listed in the Top 10 cereal brands for overall nutrition, and was one of the Top 5 companies.
And, because all Nature’s Path and EnviroKidz products are also organic, they don’t contain chemical pesticides, herbicides or GMOs, and they are free of artificial preservatives, flavors or coloring.
For more information, visit www.naturespath.com and www.cerealfacts.org.
We were fortunate to receive a box each of the following cereals: Gorilla Munch, Leapin Lemurs (peanut butter and chocolate), Panda Puffs (peanut butter) (ARV $4.59/box).
We enjoyed all of the cereals, which were all crunchy and delicious, but not too sweet. Little Music Man’s favorite was Panda Puffs, Smiley Boy’s favorite was Gorilla Munch, and so was mine!
EnviroKidz at the warehouse clubs we frequent, but the next time I go to our local health or grocery store I will definitely be picking up EnviroKidz cereals for my boys (and myself!)
Not only do the boys eat the EnviroKidz cereals for breakfast, but I also give them the cereals for snack too!
I love the fact that the EnviroKidz cereals are organic and low in sugar, and for those with celiac disease or those who choose not to eat gluten for other health reasons, the EnviroKidz cereals are a great breakfast (or snack) option since they are gluten-free!
I wish they sold
Thank you to Nature’s Path for providing the review products free of charge. I received no monetary compensation for this post.
Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.