Nutritionist Says: Give Your Child Marshmallow Cereal!

July 3rd, 2012

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11 comments

  1. Avatar of teresa85 teresa85 says:

    Its good to let your children explore different types of food, however, I don’t think that allowing them to always eat what they want is a good thing. They need to be exposed to a multiple amount of food. With that then they will be more open to trying new things, and not refusing to eat. You also have to limit snacks and juice if they are not eating properly. Very interesting.

  2. Avatar of Janelle Janelle says:

    It’s important to remember everything must be done in moderation. The cereal with the marshmallows and dye could be a treat that is eatin once a week, like on Sunday morning. It’s a good idea to have rewards that your kids will enjoy.

  3. Avatar of Janelle Janelle says:

    It’s important to remember everything must be done in moderation. The cereal with the marshmallows and dye could be a treat that is eatin once a week, like on Sunday morning. It’s a good idea to have rewards that your kids will enjoy.

  4. Avatar of Marlena Marlena says:

    Nicole, I think you need to learn more about history, lol. Yes, our grandmothers cooked with lard and ate sugar and potatoes, but they didn’t have to worry about GMO’s and antibiotic/hormone laden meat. And yes, they did buy cereal, but the definition of cereal has changed over the years. Most cereal in those times were things like shredded wheat, corn flakes and rice cereals. Cereals with food dyes and marshmallows were added in my generation, so unless your grandmother is really young, I doubt she ever bought that for her children.

    And if you don’t think homeopathy is a viable medical science, then I’m guessing you don’t believe in vaccinations (hint – http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/homeopathy)

  5. Marlena says:

    Nicole, I think you need to learn more about history, lol. Yes, our grandmothers cooked with lard and ate sugar and potatoes, but they didn’t have to worry about GMO’s and antibiotic/hormone laden meat. And yes, they did buy cereal, but the definition of cereal has changed over the years. Most cereal in those times were things like shredded wheat, corn flakes and rice cereals. Cereals with food dyes and marshmallows were added in my generation, so unless your grandmother is really young, I doubt she ever bought that for her children.

    And if you don’t think homeopathy is a viable medical science, then I’m guessing you don’t believe in vaccinations (hint – http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/homeopathy)

  6. I read the labels, introduce new fruits and vegetables to my children, and grandchildren. I took a basic nutrition course in college and I follow the newest approach the best we can. I learned that good nutrition is the way to avoid medical problems. Your diet is balanced so you do not over nutrition, or under nutrition. As far as sugar content in foods, I do not see a problem, as long as it is not in every thing the eat. So a healthy diet should keep the excess sugar from happening.

  7. I read the labels, introduce new fruits and vegetables to my children, and grandchildren. I took a basic nutrition course in college and I follow the newest approach the best we can. I learned that good nutrition is the way to avoid medical problems. Your diet is balanced so you do not over nutrition, or under nutrition. As far as sugar content in foods, I do not see a problem, as long as it is not in every thing the eat. So a healthy diet should keep the excess sugar from happening.

  8. Avatar of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    I don’t believe in cereal. with color The only cereal out of my comfort zone that I allow my children to enjoy once in awhile is the marshmallow cereal. Everytime my children shop with me and they want cereals that I dont approve of, I tell them that they are not healthy and have too much sugar and they are okay with my response. They have been knowledged about most of the basic nutrition. I am blessed that they atleast try to understand at their young ages. Most kids don’t want to hear of it or don’t care as long as they are satisfied.

  9. verochka31 says:

    I don’t believe in cereal. with color The only cereal out of my comfort zone that I allow my children to enjoy once in awhile is the marshmallow cereal. Everytime my children shop with me and they want cereals that I dont approve of, I tell them that they are not healthy and have too much sugar and they are okay with my response. They have been knowledged about most of the basic nutrition. I am blessed that they atleast try to understand at their young ages. Most kids don’t want to hear of it or don’t care as long as they are satisfied.

  10. Nicole says:

    Really, because the recent studies show there is NO significant improvement in quality of organic over non organically processed foods. Also our grandmothers cooked with LARD and ate all the sugar and potatoes they wanted to plus fatty beef and tons of fatty smoked pork.

    If you are going to make a point using history, at least KNOW your history.

    As for cereal… our grandmothers also had THAT and it historically had MORE sugar in it not less than what we eat now. Again… a total failure to understand history. acid imbalance? Show your credentials or sources or you are just making things up or worse.. parroting some neo-nutritionist who thinks homeopathy is a viable medical science.

  11. Guillaume Dougados says:

    Come on this is rubbish.

    Q1. Cereals with marshmallow and colors. No-no. Of course the kids will have it at the friends house because most people don’t have a clue about nutrition. To start with cereals should be avoided altogether because they are a significant source of inflammation and acid inbalance. Should kids have some, only in small quantities and real cereals like unsweetened organic oats and never the heavily processed industrial GMO junk like colored marshmallow Cheerios. My philosophy is that if your grand-grand mother did not find it in stores, it’s probably not good to eat.

    Q2. Agree except that for the milk, only use organic milk, which does not container rGBH and if possible grass-fed.

    Q3. Wrong response. Proper response should have been, don’t worry about the fat, good fat is good and we should eat plenty unlike carbs which should be limited to very small amounts. However the only beef one should have regardless of how much fat it contains is 100% grass-fed beef, locally grown if possible. As a default option if not available, organic beef only and really avoid all conventionally raised beef which is hormones, antibiotics laden and raised sick on a GMO corn pesticides laden diet in over crowded feeding lots.

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