Thursday, January 26, 2012

Giveaway: 5 boxes of General Mills Cereal review

Closed: the winner is Marci from 

As I am trying to eat better and take care of my body we are making some changed in what we eat.  We are adding more whole grain to our diet.  The Dietary Guidelines recommend choosing products with a whole grain listed as the first ingredient. Did you know every General Mills cereal with the white check has more whole grain than any other single ingredient with the same great taste.   Look on box and you will see “whole grain” as a part of the first ingredient on the ingredient list, indicating that whole grain is the first and most prevalent ingredient.
According to Dr. Travis Stork, emergency room physician and host of “The Doctors,” identifying whole grain products can be challenging. Shoppers can look for nutritional cues on the front of the box, but they need to read the ingredient list to know if they are getting enough whole grain. Ingredient lists detail ingredients in order of prevalence, and if the words “whole grain” are followed by a grain like wheat or oats, it means the food contains more whole grain than any other single ingredient. 

 Dr. Stork has some additional recommendations to help you include whole grain easily into your diet. They include:

  • Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on the day’s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.                                            .
  • Make Simple Swaps. Choose whole grain versions of the foods you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain. Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.                                                                                        .
  • Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages provide good nutritional cues, but don’t forget to read the ingredients and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of whole grain per serving on packaging.  
 Fast Lane for Whole Grain Game:

Check out General Mills new online educational game  “Fast Lane for Whole Grain.  This game was development to help you with choosing whole grains.  You can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grain as the first ingredient.  You can also enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 General Mills cereals with the white check.

For more information on the importance of whole grain and a chance to enter the “Fast Lane for Whole Grain” sweepstakes, visit

Make a commitment to add more whole grain to your diet by simply pouring a bowl of cereal with the white check including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®and Total®.

We made the commitment to switch and my kids have never been healthier.  I they did not even notice that we had made the switch.  They just see the same cereals we have always enjoyed eaten.    

Now for what you have been waiting for....

The giveaway is 
Closed: the winner is Marci  check out her blog at

    Your Prize Pack will contain:

    • 5 boxes of General Mills cereal with the white check

Here is how you enter:  
  •  Leave a comment stating which of the which of your favorite General Mills cereals with the white check will you kick start your morning this New Year?
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RULES: Maximum of 7 entries per person. The giveaway will end on February 15 at midnight.  I will randomly pick a winner at on February 16th.  I will notify the winner by e-mail and posted winners first name or user name on my blog.  The winner with have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen.  You must be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter.  

 Disclosure: The product, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. Nowamomof3 cannot be held responsible for sponsor's failure to deliver the product or service as agreed.