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22 March 2011

Start your kid's day right

There are lots of breakfast cereals available on the supermarket shelves. But which is best for your child? And how nutritious are the options?

There are lots of breakfast cereals available on the supermarket shelves. But which is best for your child? And how nutritious are the options? Stephanie Niewoudt of YOU Pulse investigates.

It's a chaotic weekday morning in the Pienaar home. School starts in 45 minutes and the children still have to have breakfast. Luckily there are several instant cereal options to choose from.

Dianne Ivison, a registered dietician, believes in one simple rule: children must enjoy what they eat or it will land in the dustbin.

  • Boys 4-8 years: 2 194,8 kJ, Girls 4-8 years: 2 068,8 kJ
  • Boys 9-13 years: 2 871,6 kJ, Girls 9-13 years: 2 609,4 kJ
  • Boys 14-18 years: 3 971,4 kJ, Girls 14-18 years: 2 983,8 kJ

  • Jungle Oats 1 879 kJ
  • Jungle Energy Crunch 1 126,3 kJ
  • ProNutro 924,1 kJ
  • Weet-Bix 511,8 kJ
  • Frosties 476 kJ
  • Rice Krispies 468 kJ
  • Corn Flakes: 459 kJ
  • All-Bran Flakes 443,3 kJ
  • Coco Pops 385,5 kJ

  • Boys and girls 4-8 years: 5,7 g
  • Boys and girls 9-13 years: 10,2 g
  • Boys 14-18 years: 15,6 g, Girls 14-18 years: 13,8 g

  • Instant Oats 12,6 g
  • ProNutro 9,9 g
  • Jungle Energy Crunch 6,4 g
  • Weet-Bix 5 g
  • All-Bran Flakes 4,8 g
  • Corn Flakes 3,5 g
  • Rice Krispies 3,4 g
  • Coco Pops 2,8 g

  • Jungle Energy Crunch38 mg
  • Weet-Bix 113,8 mg
  • Coco Pops 129,9 mg
  • Frosties 154,4 mg
  • ProNutro 173,7 mg
  • All-Bran Flakes 201,3 mg
  • Corn Flakes 204,6 mg
  • Rice Krispies 221,2 mg
  • Instant Oats 740,8 mg

  • Corn Flakes 1 g
  • Rice Krispies 1,5 g
  • All-Bran Flakes 2,8 g
  • Frosties 4,4 g
  • Coco Pops 5,4 g
  • ProNutro 6,5 g

  • Boys and girls 4-8 years: 7,5 g
  • Boys 9-13 years: 9,3 g, Girls 9-13 years: 7,8 g
  • Boys 14-18 years: 11,4 g, Girls 14-18 years: 7,8 g

  • Instant Oats 9,6 g
  • ProNutro 8,4 g
  • Jungle Energy Crunch 4,9 g
  • All-Bran Flakes 4,5 g
  • Weet-Bix 2,8 g
  • Corn Flakes 0,6 g
  • Frosties 0,4 g
  • Coco Pops 0,3 g
  • Rice Krispies 0,2 g

  • Jungle Oats 71,6 g
  • Jungle Energy Crunch 45,2 g
  • Weet-Bix 19,6 g
  • ProNutro 32,5 g
  • Rice Krispies 19,5 g
  • Corn Flakes 19,0 g
  • Frosties 17,4 g
  • All-Bran Flakes 15,6 g
  • Coco Pops 15,3 g

  • Boys 4-8 years: 3,2 mg, Girls 4-8 years: 3 mg
  • Boys 9-13 years: 4 mg, Girls 9-13 years: 2,4 mg
  • Boys 14-18 years: 3,3 mg, Girls 14-18 years: 4,5 mg

  • Jungle Oats 5 mg
  • ProNutro 4,2 mg
  • All-Bran Flakes 1,8 mg
  • Corn Flakes, Frosties and Rice Krispies 1,4 mg
  • Coco Pops 1,1 mg
  • Weet-Bix 3,5 mg

  • Boys 4-8 years: 120 μg (microgram), Girls 4-8 years: 180 μg
  • Boys 9-13 years: 180 μg, Girls 9-13 years: 180 μg
  • Boys 14-18 years: 270 μg, Girls 14-18 years: 210 μg

  • ProNutro 322,2 μg
  • Corn Flakes 117,5 μg
  • All-Bran Flakes 142,5 μg
  • Rice Krispies and Frosties 117,5 μg
  • Coco Pops 92,5 μg
  • Weet-Bix 17,5 μg
  • Jungle Oats 8,4 μg

  • Boys and girls 4-8 years: 7,5 mg
  • Boys and girls 9-13 years: 13,5 g
  • Boys 14-18 years: 22,5 mg, Girls 14-18 years: 19,5 mg

  • All-Bran Flakes 7,5 mg
  • Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies and Frosties 6 mg
  • Coco Pops 4,5 mg

  • Boys and girls 4-8 years: 240 mg
  • Boys and girls 9-18 years: 390 mg

  • Jungle Oats 90,2 mg
  • Instant Oats 33,9 mg

 
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