Twinkies for breakfast?

Lisa Says:  In these days of sky rocketing childhood obesity, this data from Environmental Working Group is a review of 84 popular cereal brands have as much, if not more, sugar than Twinkies and Chips Ahoy cookies.  It pays to read your labels !  Enjoy the article.

Sugar in Children’s Cereals  by December 2011

Popular brands pack more sugar than snack cakes and cookies

Parents have good reason to worry about the sugar content of children’s breakfast cereals, according to an Environmental Working Group review of 84 popular brands.

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, at nearly 56 percent sugar by weight, leads the list of high-sugar cereals, according to EWG’s analysis.

A one-cup serving of Honey Smacks packs more sugar than a Hostess Twinkie, and one cup of any of 44 other children’s cereals has more sugar than three Chips Ahoy! cookies.

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