Use this cereal spectrum chart to help your family find a better fit for a healthy breakfast. If your child’s favorite cereal is in the bottom row, explore some of the choices in the middle or top row to increase the nutritional punch and reduce some of the added sugars. The top row stands head and shoulders (in nutrition rating score) above the bottom row. Boost your breakfast and save the sugar for dessert.
Based on a nutritional measurement tool called the Nutrient Profiling Model, 261 cereals were ranked in the Cereal FACTS 2012 report. Below are thumbnails of select cereal boxes divided into three categories based on their score. Scroll over a thumbnail to see a larger view, and click on the larger view to see the nutritional profile of the individual cereal.
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