Submitted to: Journal Of The American Dietetic Association
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/30/2008
Publication Date: 10/31/2008
Citation: Nicklas, T. 2008. Concern over ready-to-eat breakfast cereals. Journal Of The American Dietetic Association. 108(10):1616-1617. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The Research and Professional Brief published in the April 2008 issue of the Journal entitled "Examining the Nutritional Quality of Breakfast Cereals Marketed to Children" (1) is of concern. The authors concluded that the "the majority of children's cereals failed to meet national nutrition standards, particularly with respect to sugar content." Thus, they recommend, that "dietary advice for children to increase consumption of ready-to-eat breakfast cereals should identify and recommend those cereals with the best nutrient profiles." This study is limited since it addresses neither intake nor the contribution of vitamins and minerals to the diet of ready-to-eat cereal (RTEC) consumers.