It is Ok to eat Sugar Sweetened Cereals?

According to a report in the September 1995 issue of Diabetes Forecast, it’s actually OK for kids to eat pre-sweetened cereals, as long as you keep an eye at the overall amount of carbohydrates. The following examples are cited in the report:

  • 1 ounce of S’Mores Grahams (3/4 cup) has 24 grams of carbohydrates
  • 1 ounce of Captain Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch (3/4 cup) has 21.6 grams of carbohydrates
  • 1 ounce of Rice Krispies (1 cup) has 24.8 grams of carbohydrates

So, while you might get to eat more Rice Krispies (by volume), you’d actually get less carbohydrates by eating the Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch!, amazin, isn’t it. If you choose to go with pre-sweetened cereal into your child’s breakfast meal plan, don’t foeget that 15 grams of carbs equals one Starch/Bread Exchange.

Ice Cream, an exellent snack before bed!

Yes! Believe it or not, ice cream is a great snack for bed time. We learned that at overnight diabetes camp (run by the ADA). But don’t exagerate, regular vanilla or chocolate only. No rocky road! The sugar content isn’t that high and the fat takes hours to be digested. It’s a nice treat for children who don’t get many food treats.Source: Children with Diabetes

No related content found.