Happy 70th Birthday, Cheerios!

The iconic cereal from General Mills is 70 years old this year. Credit: David Duprey, AP
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Here's a little quiz for the breakfast table:
What is the most popular cereal brand in American grocery stores? Hint: I...
One out of every eight boxes of cereal to leave the shelf in America carries the Cheerios name.

Federal Regulators Take Aim at Toucan Sam, Calling for Healthier Food

The FTC is making food manufacturers and restaurants an offer they can't refuse: Provide healthier food or the toucan gets it. Credit: Getty Images Cap'n Crunch forced to walk the plank? Toucan Sam stuffed and mounted? Lucky the leprec...Cereal killers? FTC makes companies an offer they can't refuse.

Kids' Cereal Advertising Still a Problem

Companies need to revise how they market products to children, according to the report. Credit: ohdearbarb, Flickr
Food companies have agreed to limit the amount of junk food advertising they aim at kids, but that doesn't mean they've stopped. ...

General Mills to Lower Sugar in Kids' Cereals

General Mills -- the maker of Lucky Charms, Trix and Cocoa Puffs -- this week said it will further reduce the amount of sugar in its cereals marketed to children. Credit: Gene J. Puskar, AP
Do you cringe when you pour a bowl of Lucky Charms for...

Some cereals are more than HALF sugar!

I doubt any parent thinks of a product called "Sugar Smacks" as nutritious. We reserve that kind of labeling for cereals that have no taste or taste like compacted sawdust. Still, would it surprise you to find out that many cereals, especially tho...

Would you go out for cereal?

For me, the best part about going out to eat is the opportunity to enjoy food that I wouldn't (or couldn't) prepare for myself at home. I can whip up a decent batch of chicken enchiladas, but they don't compare to what I can get at my favorite Mexica...

My baby hates solids

At least I think he does. My son is now six months old. After he developed a keen interest in whatever and whenever we were eating we thought it was time to introduce him to the wonderful world of edibles outside the bottle. He took to formula like...

Two to tango: breastmilk and formula?

Well, if daycare has taught me anything, it's that my son is a growing boy. This kid is now getting a lot more group attention and stimulation that he did at home. And it's making him HONGRY! Several times this week the ever-attentive teachers at ...

Kellogg to raise nutrition standards in kids' foods

A lot of attention is being paid lately to products being marketed to kids, especially food. Advocacy groups like the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood want to see food manufacturers stop marketi...

The baby gourmet: yogurt bars

I'm always looking for tasty and healthy food to feed my kids. But, when it comes to snacks for children at the grocery store, well, let's just say I find them lacking. I have, however, a great recipe for yogurt cereal bars, which have been a big hit...

Take time for breakfast

With another year of school, all of us are undoubtedly busy in the morning. Many people don't eat breakfast because they say they don't have time or think it's a way to save on calories and lose weight. But breakfast can be a very healthy way to star...


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