Cereal and nutrition

Fortified cereals provide more iron, folic acid, zinc, B vitamins and fiber than any other conventional noncereal breakfast choice.

Many fortified cereals also add vitamin A, thiamin, niacin, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and potassium. When combined with fortified milk, the levels of healthful micronutrients and macronutrients in cereals provide for a nutrient-dense breakfast meal. 

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6 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). National Health and Nutrition Examination  Survey Data. Hyattsville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [2007-08] [http.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes].



Benefits of Cereal

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