How to cut through the fluff and find a healthy cereal for your kids

the most important dietary foundations to pay attention to are sugar content, saturated fat, sodium, protein and fibre.
the most important dietary foundations to pay attention to are sugar content, saturated fat, sodium, protein and fibre.

When it comes to breakfast cereals, store shelves are flooded with products claiming to be packed with everything a growing body needs. However, any parent knows that not all brands live up to their declarations, which can make finding a breakfast cereal that is both healthy and delicious for your young ones a daunting task. 

While all the bold claims and reams of information on the sides of the boxes should help narrow the options down, this often just adds to the uncertainty. This is why understanding which ingredients to look for in a breakfast cereal is the key to taking the guesswork out of shopping for your child’s health. Fortunately, a study by the Food and Allergy Consulting and Testing Services (Facts) has made this task much easier by outlining some of the key points that parents should look for in their kids’ next breakfast cereal. 

While ideal nutrition varies from person to person, the most important dietary foundations to pay attention to are sugar content, saturated fat, sodium, protein and fibre. Ideally, you should opt for products that have low sugar, saturated fat and sodium content, and high levels of protein and fibre. One product that passes this test with flying colours according to the study, is Jungle Crunchalots, which is part of Jungle’s Kids range.

In addition to being high in fibre, all three variants of Jungle Crunchalots (Honey, Chocolate and Strawberry) have been proven to have the lowest sugar content of any kids’ cereal currently on the market. They also have the added benefit of being fortified with vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and A – all of which are crucial to supporting effective energy release from the body and normal function of the immune system.

At the same time, Crunchalots is easy on parents’ wallets, being more affordable than many of its competitor products, which means you don’t have to be faced with a choice between buying what’s healthy for their child or what fits within the budget.

Putting your kids on the path to greatness includes making sure that they start each day with the energy and nutrition that they need to flourish. Keep them fuelled with a delicious, healthy breakfast like JungleCrunchalots and you’ll be sure that you’ve started them off on the right foot, morning after morning.

This post and content is sponsored, written and provided by Jungle.

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