Bright and colorful, speckled with marshmallows or cocoa (or both) and, of course, hawked by fun characters: What’s not for kids to love when it comes to brand name cereals? Parents, on the other hand, are on to the breakfast bunch’s sweet scheme. Yessir – we’re talking sugar content. And, in some cases, it’s about enough to turn your stomach!
Wondering just which of those colorful and cleverly named cereals have the most sugar? So were we. Lucky for families, the Harvard School of Public Health’s Breakfast Cereal Sugar Content List did a lot of the dirty detective work, detailing dozens of popular brands. Pulling from that – as well as roundup of the 10 worst children’s cereals, by the Environmental Working Group – we created our own top 10 list of offenders, based on sheer percentages of sugar. So hold onto your nutrition labels. Let’s find out where your kid’s favorite cereal ranks!
10. Cocoa Krispies (39%)
9. Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Waffle Crisp (40%)
8. Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs (41%)
7. Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries (42%)
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