Sunday, December 29, 2013

Guess What Kellogg's Added to These Favourite Cereals?


Kellogg's has just added vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, to 13 of its most beloved cereals (see specially marked packages).  Only 60% of Canadians are receiving enough vitamin D, and a whopping 85% of children are not meeting their daily vitamin D requirements!  During the darker Canadian winters, vitamin D levels can drop, which is usually synthesized by exposure to natural sunlight.  

Some of the Kellogg's breakfast cereals which are fortified with vitamin D include Rice Krispies and Special K (which my family regularly eats for breakfast), Crispix Krispies, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Mini-Wheats Little Bites, Corn Pops, Cinnamon Pops, Frosted Flakes, and Krave.  When half a cup of milk is added to a serving of Kellogg's cereals with vitamin D, a single bowl provides up to 45% of the recommended daily intake.

Kellogg's Has Added Vitamin D to 13 Best-Loved Cereals
Look for the Green Banner on Top
Do YOU Get Enough Vitamin D in Your Diet?
Is your diet rich enough in vitamin D foods or substitutes?  Some foods high in vitamin D include salmon (264% of daily value), sardines (43% DV), tuna (39% DV), beef liver (12% DV), egg (10%), and sundried mushrooms, like shiitake (25 % DV).  

Taking vitamins or eating foods fortified with vitamin D is another way to enrich your diet with vitamin D.  The Kellogg's cereals listed above, when paired with milk, provide 45% of the daily value, vitamin D fortified orange juice (34% DV), milk fortified with vitamin D (39-41% DV), and fortified yogurts (20%). 

What is your strategy to get enough vitamin D in your diet?  Are you more likely to choose a cereal fortified with vitamin D?  

20 comments:

  1. Vitamin D is a good idea. But Ide rather see it added to something more healthier than these sugary cereals. I take multivitamins as does my daughter, plus we try to eat foods rich in vitamin D

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  2. Rice Krispies are my favorite, and now they have a vitamin that I don't get much of in my daily foods, thank you:)

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  3. Vitamin D is a great idea in a lot of things frankly. I can see a total difference in so many things - from physical to emotional health when lacking Vitamin D.

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  4. Our doctor told us last year that all Canadians should be taking a Vitamin D supplement. I have noticed it added to other foods lately.

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  5. Interesting move. Good on them for improving their product.

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  6. It's great that they are adding good nutrients and vitamins. I'd like to see a reduction in sugar.

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  7. Vitamin D is a must for us Canadians, not just for the kids but all of us. Glad to see Kellogg's is adding it their cereals.

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  8. I think that's awesome that Vitamin D is being added. I live on the coast, there is hardly any sun. A lack of Vitamin D worries me.

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  9. The addition of vit D is a great thing!

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  10. Great that vit D is now included. We spend a lot of time outdoors living on an island, but always good to have more vit D.

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  11. I have to admit, I don't get enough sun in the winter. I don't like going outside in the cold. I love the idea of having cereal and getting the right amount of Vitamin D. Thanks for letting me know that they've added it to so many of Kellogg's Cereals.

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  12. I take a Calcium supplement that has vitamin D in it as prescribed by my doctor. The only Kelloggs cereal I eat is raisin bran and I don't see it listed,
    Florence C

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  13. what a great idea since they are getting the calcium the d just helps more for absorption

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  14. We supplement with vitamin D in the winter and I try to get 15 min of sunshine exposure everyday.

    I refuse to eat Kellogg's products until they get rid of the GMOs and stop funding anti-labelling campaigns.

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  15. It's fascinating the food science that goes on behind the scenes

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  16. Vitamin D added? Interesting. I haven't really thought too much about my vitamin D intake, this would definitely help!

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  17. I think vitamin D is a wonderful idea and addition

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  18. Rice Krispies has always been one of my favourite cereals. So glad to see that they've added Vitamin D.

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  19. I know we don't get enough vitamin D, even though we try. The fact of the matter is, the sun is just too harsh and we spend too much time inside offices to get it the natural way.

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  20. I have not even noticed that Kelloggs have added Vitamin D to their cereal! That's awesome!

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