January 27, 2012

General Mills Whole Grain Prize Pack Giveaway!

General Mills is giving  us a tastier way to eat whole grains! They have a new campaign right now, The Whole Grain Nation, and all boxes of cereal with the white check on teh front will have "More whole grain than any other ingredient*" (*as compared to any other single ingredient)

According to Dr. Travis Stork, emergency room physician and host of “The Doctors,” identifying whole grain products can be challenging. Shoppers can look for nutritional cues on the front of the box, but they need to read the ingredient list to know if they are getting enough whole grain. Ingredient lists detail ingredients in order of prevalence, and if the words “whole grain” are followed by a grain like wheat or oats, it means the food contains more whole grain than any other single ingredient. Here’s how to determine if your cereals have whole grain as a first ingredient:

With all the health messages facing grocery store shoppers, it can be confusing to translate what appears on food labels into nutritional needs, and hard to determine which foods have a meaningful amount of whole grain. Dr. Stork has some additional recommendations to help you include whole grain easily into your diet. They include:
  • Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on the day’s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.
  • Make Simple Swaps. Choose whole grain versions of the foods you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain. Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.
  • Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages provide good nutritional cues, but don’t forget to read the ingredients and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of whole grain per serving on packaging.
To help with choosing products with whole grain, General Mills developed “Fast Lane for Whole Grain,” an online educational game. Consumers can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grain as the first ingredient, with the option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 cereals with the white check. 

Make a commitment to add more whole grain to your diet by simply pouring a bowl of cereal with the white check including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®and Total®

For more information on the importance of whole grain and a chance to enter the “Fast Lane for Whole Grain” sweepstakes, visitwww.WholeGrainNation.com.
MyBlogSpark and General Mills have provided a cool prize pack for one lucky reader!
You'll win all of the cereals below!

Check out the Rafflecopter form after the jump!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

“Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”


Anonymous said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Bridget Heiple Reich - bridgetandderekreich@yahoo.com

suburban prep said...

I like Honey Nut Cheerios.

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Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

I love cinnamon toast crunch!!

susan said...

We love Honey Nut Cheerios!
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theladya said...

Lucky Charms is my favorite. ~ Angie Bailey

sweetheart said...

Lucky Charms is my favorite (Peggy d)


Sierra said...

I am in love with lucky charms, my son and i eat them and we also use them to learn about sorting and pattern making.


tweetyscute said...

I love Honey nut cheerios. Yummy

Cinderella10383 said...

I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch
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agatewood1 said...

I like cheerios! thank you!!

Amy V said...

my fave is cherrios!

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JR911 said...

cinnamon toast crunch

Julie said...

lucky charms thanks

jeanagirl1 said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Donna George said...

Lucky Charms!!

Mel said...

Honey nut cheerios are my favorite
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WWillows6 said...

My favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Lisa Garner

Chevelle said...

Multi-Grain Cheerios :D

katja9_10 said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Sherry said...

I like Honey Nut Cheerios.

Anonymous said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
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