Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What's for Breakfast: Sugar Strategies

By Ed Bruske
aka The Slow Cook

The General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal contains 9 grams of sugar--a bit more than 2 teaspoons--in a 1-ounce serving, the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Giant Grahams 6 grams of sugar, the Cloverland Dairy chocolate milk 26 grams, the four-ounce container of orange juice 13 grams. That's 54 grams of sugar in this elementary school breakfast, or 13,5 teaspoons, which translates as 216 calories worth of sugar.

How does a six-year-old manage that much sugar?

First, you pour the chocolate milk over the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.

Then, you split open the milk container and dunk the Giant Grahams into what's left.

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