Youngsters Often Poured Significantly More Than Suggested Serving Size

A new nutrition Ratings report available today from Consumer Reports finds that some breakfast cereals marketed heavily to children are more than 50 percent sugar by weight, and only four of the 27 cereals studied rated Very Good.

Consumer Reports found two cereals, Post Golden Crisp and Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, that are more than 50 percent sugar and nine which are at least 40 percent sugar. And 23 of the top 27 cereals marketed to children rated only Good or Fair for nutrition. Consumer Reports notes that there is at least as much sugar in a serving of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks and 10 other rated cereals as there is in a glazed doughnut from Dunkin’ Donuts, which contains 12 grams.

Consumer Reports’ Ratings are based on product label information concerning nutrition and recommended serving size, though the report points out that many children pour more than the portion size suggested by the manufacturer. An outside lab confirmed the accuracy of label data, except for the newly reformulated Kellogg’s cereals, which Consumer Reports did not have tested. Consumer Reports studied how 91 youngsters, aged 6 to 16, poured their cereal and found that, on average, they served themselves about 50 to 65 percent more than the suggested serving size for three of the four tested cereals. For example, if kids ate the entire average amount of Frosted Flakes that they poured for themselves, they would get about 18 grams of sugar per serving – as opposed to the 11 grams per serving listed on the cereal box.

The article, which appears in the November issue of Consumer Reports, also notes that several cereals sold in the U.S. have more sugar and sodium than the same brands sold overseas.

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