We’re super excited to be partnering with Nestlé Cereals for Breakfast week next week ( 24th January ). Nestlé Cereals very kindly sent us a Shake Up your Wake Up surprise to cheer up a cold, wet Sunday morning . I’ll be sharing a video of our secret surprise next week, so do pop back to find out more about our very exciting breakfast treat.
I’m a big believer that breakfast is very important, especially for children who need to be able concentrate at school. Cereal is an easy, low cost breakfast, perfect for rushed school days and if you choose the right variety can be full of whole grain goodness as well as vitamins, iron and calcium.
My middle daughter likes only the tiniest trickle on milk of her cereal and does a lot of sport so I really worry about her calcium intake. Luckily one of her favourite cereals is Curiously Cinnamon which gives her morning a much needed vitamin D and calcium boost.
My youngest child adores Cheerios which is great as they are made with 4 whole grains, 7 vitamins, iron and calcium.
My son and I love Shreddies with hot milk, and did you know Shreddies are packed with whole grain, high in fibre and fortified with five B vitamins and iron?
It’s really good to know that Nestlé Cereals contain so much goodness as well as tasting great. Did you know that one in five of us aren’t eating ANY whole grains at all*, and that 80% of us aren’t eating enough whole grains for them to have a beneficial impact on health?
You can even get Nestle Gluten Free Cornflakes in two flavours, Traditional and Honey, these are a great source of seven vitamins and minerals, including iron and vitamin D.
You know I love a bit of science, did you know that whole grains are grains that contain all three edible parts – the germ, endosperm and the bran, whereas refined grains only include endosperm, which means some nutrients have been lost. The three edible parts together provide a range of vitamins, minerals, fibre, starch and other nutrients that play a great part in maintaining a healthy balanced diet.
We were very excited to receive the hamper above in the post one Friday and I cannot tell you how hard it was to wait till Sunday to find out what was inside Not only did we get our special surprise day off to a brilliant start with lovely whole grain cereal, we were also given tickets to…….
You’ll have to wait till next week to find out, but I can tell you it was brilliant fun and just perfect for us.
*Research by Newcastle University and published in the British Journal of Nutrition
Every serving of Nestlé Cereals with the green banner provides a minimum of 8g of whole grain, which is a great start towards the recommend daily intake.