From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

breakfastWith little kitchen prep and clean up, cereals are an ideal fast food in the morning. A USDA report shows that ready-to-eat cereals are a top breakfast choice and are more popular than breads, bagels, and other bakery items among Americans in the early hours of the morning.

Beware: Not all cereals are created equal. Your cereal should contain:

* Whole Grains (contains “100% whole grains” or “whole grains” are the predominate source of grains listed in the ingredients)
* At least 2 grams of fiber per serving
* No more than 2 teaspoons of added sugar (8 grams of sugar on the Nutrition Facts Panel) per serving

Find out which cereal brands make the nutrition grade.

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