Harmful Foods We Often Give to Children

3. Cereal
Cereal is a simple breakfast for a family on the go. Simply pour a bowl of the dry stuff, add some milk, and you have an instant breakfast. However, just like the juice and many yogurt labels, the colorful packages that scream, “I’m kid friendly!” — Yet, they’re really not.

Cereals marketed to kids are full of sugar and additives. They may be fortified with vitamins, but fortified is another word for “adding more processed sort-of-goodness to your food.” In fact, Honey Nut Cheerios, which is one of the top rated cereals for its seemingly good health benefits has been found to really not be so healthy according to studies. One study published by the Environmental Working Group found that One cup of Honey Nut Cheerios contains more sugar than the Chips Ahoy! Cookies.

Bottom line. Take the extra minutes to make a healthful breakfast — perhaps a bowl of oatmeal with fruit or some eggs with a side of fruit and whole wheat toast. The extra time will be well worth it.