" My son use to love this box of oats when I mix it with the flavor one
(1:1) and cook with milk. Lately he ate less may be cos I substituted the
oats with multigrain. What he ate a lot lately was homemade muffin with
ham, cheese and spinach. It takes only 1 hr to prepare a dozen. I could
bake it at night and freeze the rest for later days."
"I'm all for healthy foods, but come on! My kids won't touch any of these
except for Cheerios-and I've tried to raise them to eat a variety of
tastes, textures, etc. I'm a very healthy eater and wouldn't eat most of
these. Let's face it, most of them taste like bark. Couldn't you give us
any breakfast choices that don't involve wheaty, granola-ish cereals? I'm
disappointed in this article. Bad."
"My children (ages 5, and twins 3) LOVE oatmeal. I tried to get them to eat
cold cereal a few times, but they wanted their oatmeal. Quaker had alot of
different varieties to choose from and once in a while I put whipped cream
on top for a 'treat'. They go crazy over it!!"
"Well, that's good to know. But' the last few cereals are ridiculously
expensive and times are hard right now. I guess I better start collecting
cereal coupons. Some of these cereals my daughter would probably eat."
"My son tries to protest but generally speaking he knows that he must eat
what is put in front of him. I think starting them out young with this
philosophy makes them better, healthier eaters."
"In reference to 2/2/2010 newsletter.
Could Reese's Cereal, Pop Tarts, and Bagels be included as a 'best
"My son can't eat any of these cereals due to Celiac Disease. It might be
good for you to promote other items for breakfast since wheat is truly not
all that great for our bodies as it was meant for feeding animals and not
"While these are a great idea, it doesn't do any good if your child won't
eat them. My boys would rather go hungry than eat something they don't
really like. It makes mornings really tough. We've settled for Fiber One
pancakes and bacon. At least they get some protein and fiber and not so
much sugar. I give them real maple syrup, which is sweet but at least
natural. It's the best I can do."
"Cheerios are made with gentetically modified grain which makes them
"Our 3 and 5 year olds LOVE rolled oat oatmeal, especially when I add
cinnamon and raisins and then serve it topped with sprinkles of brown
"I love oatmeal and I eat it every morning. Every child should eat it. It
doesn't contain food coloring or sugar. May be eaten with milk or water it
is still very healthy. Accompany your oatmeal either with fruits,
raisins or plain honey! It makes me feel wonderful and it will make any
child feel healthy and energetic all morning. I can stay away from food
until lunch time easily!"
"Oats do not have the protein gluten in them, although you do have to buy
certified gluten free oats to make sure there is no cross contamination.
I've also found gluten-free granola in Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. "
"I found by not bringing the sugary cereal into the house, the oatmeal and
shreddies were just right. My 14 yr old grandson still eats it as does
his mother and aunt. "
"Sadly, none of the cereals are gluten free (free of wheat, rye, malt,
barley or oats). Studies show that 1 in 133 people are afflicted with
Celiac disease and must adhere to stringent dietary requirements."
"Actually my daughter eats rolled oats oatmeal every morning. I must admit
she is 17 years old, so she's a little more mature about it. But I know
some people who use apple juice to cook it in instead of water or milk.
Brown sugar also helps. My fave is fresh fruit, especially strawberries
"With the exception of Cheerios, Can anyone actually get their kids to eat
any of these? I've thrown away so much healthy expensive and stale cereal
my wallet hurts."
"Mmmmmm...... Get the larger sized shredded wheat, put a pat of butter on
top, add some milk and 1 tsp. of sugar or some honey, then nuke on high
for 1.5 minutes. Nirvana! My son loves it! He says he's eating hay bales