Whole Grain First Ingredient – General Mills Give Away

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If you’re like me then January usually means that you resolve to get some new eating habits in your family’s diet. I’m trying to choose products with more whole grains, whether that’s bread, crackers or cereal.

It’s not always easy to find out whether a product you want to purchase has whole grains. General Mills is making it easier for you to find the products you want to serve your family for breakfast by placing a “white check” – that means that those cereals have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.


Dr. Travis Stork, host of “The Doctors” has some recommendations to help you include whole grain easily into your diet.

• Start Early! Dietary Guidelines suggest a minimum of 48 grams of whole grain a day. Start early and get your whole grains in at breakfast.

• Make Simple Swaps. Bread and pasta can be purchased in whole wheat varieties. Crackers can be swapped out with those made mostly with whole grains, and brown rice can be made instead of white rice. Popcorn is a great whole grain snack.

• Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover. Read the ingredients on the products you buy, and don’t just rely on the front packaging. Check the side labels and the nutrition labels for more information.

In order to help you to choose products with whole grain, General Mills introduced “Fast Lane for Whole Grain,” an educational game online. You can go down virtual store food aisles and learn how to find products that have whole grain as the primary ingredient. There is also a sweepstakes you can enter to win one of each of the fifty cereals with the “white check”.

For additional information on why we should have whole grain in our diets and to play and enter “Fast Lane for Whole Grain” visit www.WholeGrainNation.com.

Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.


One reader will win five boxes of General Mills cereal with the white check.

To enter the giveaway visit Whole Grain Nation and then let me know in the Rafflecopter form below which of the cereals is your favorite.

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