10 of the highest sugar cereals (30g with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk)
Kids often make a beeline for sugary cereal, especially when a cartoon character appears on the front. Some of them are obvious culprits for too much sugar, but you’d be surprised by the amount in some of the ‘healthier’ varieties.
Even Jordan’s Country Crisp, which looks like a healthy alternative, contains 1.5 teaspoons in each serving. The portion size can be misleading too. Here’s the sugar content for some of the worst offenders, and this is based on just a recommended 30g portion! It is important to remember that people often have more than the recommended amount so check your portion size.
- Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cornflakes 11g (2.5 tsps)
- Kellogg’s Frosties 11g (2.5 tsps)
- Nestle Curiously Cinnamon 8g (2 tsps))
- Kellogg’s Krave 8.7g (2 tsps)
- Kellogg’s Frosted Shreddies 7.5g (1.8 tsps)
- Weetabix Minis 7.2g (1.8 tsps)
- Nestle Cookie Crisp 6.7g (1.6 tsps)
- Honey Monster Puffs 6.5g (1.5 tsps)
- Jordan’s Country Crisp 6.2g (1.5 tsps)
- Kellogg’s Coco Pops 5.1g (1.3 tsps)
This is not a definitive list. Information is based on research using a popular cereal selection – Jan 2020.
How can you cut down on sugary cereals?
When you’re rushing around trying to get the kids out of the door for school on a morning, it can be hard not to give in to the breakfast demands of your kids, which may not be the healthiest options. But there are some ways you can meet them half way. How about mixing half of their favourite sugary cereal with a lower sugar variety?
Change to smaller bowls to control portion sizes. Make a few small changes and then you can work towards only having the sweeter cereals on weekends or holidays.
Small changes make a massive difference – take your first step today. You have got this.