Parents are the family problem solvers, and with kids headed back to school, many are already wondering “How can I help my child get the nutrients they need?” Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist and mom of two, Jamie Lee McIntyre, joined us in the studio to share her thoughts and tips.


McIntyre cited a new survey from General Mills Big G cereals that showed 75% of parents worry their kids’ nutritional needs aren’t being met and more than 50% believe only families who have higher incomes can afford to provide nutritious food options for their family. Parents also admitted to feeling uncertain about how to easily introduce more nutrients into their child’s diet.


A nutrient dense breakfast is important, but it doesn’t have to be hard (even when dealing with picky eaters and inflation). It can be as simple as serving a bowl of cereal, an easy, affordable, and delicious way to deliver the nutrients kids need and will happily eat! It’s the ultimate nutritional problem-solver helping real moms and dads juggle it all.


McIntyre also noted some nutrients of high importance that cereal delivers to school-aged kids. Vitamin D and calcium are two important nutrients that cereal provides that helps build strong bones. Cereal is a surprising source of these nutrients and many others including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, and Zinc. General Mills Big G cereals deliver good nutrition that’s accessible and affordable. In fact, on average, a bowl of cereal with milk costs about 50 cents per serving!


And if you worry there’s no time for breakfast before kids rush out the door, think again. Serving a bowl of ready-to-eat cereal is so quick and easy… just pour a bowl with milk and kids can get out the door on time for the bus! Check out your favorite grocery retailers or generalmills.com for nutritious General Mills Big G cereals like I have here today!