Breakfast Breakdown

Best Bets
The five cereals that have the most nutritional value, according to a study by Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University:

Post Shredded Wheat (Original)
Zero percent sugar, 13 percent fiber

Barbara’s Bakery Shredded Wheat
Zero percent sugar, 12 percent fiber

Post Spoon Size Shredded Wheat
(Original, Wheat ’n Bran)

No more than 2 percent sugar, at least 12 percent fiber

Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs
Zero percent sugar, 5 percent fiber

Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats (Unfrosted, Bite Size)
Two percent sugar, 10 percent fiber

Worst Bets
The five cereals that have the least nutritional value, according to Rudd Center:

Quaker Cap’n Crunch (with Crunch Berries)
46 percent sugar per serving, high in sodium

Kellogg’s Corn Pops (Chocolate Peanut Butter)
37 percent sugar per serving, high in sodium

Kellogg’s Special K (Chocolately Delight, Blueberry)
At least 26 percent sugar per serving

Belgo & Bellas YogActive Junior (Chocolately Pillows)
34 percent sugar per serving

General Mills Reese’s Puffs
41 percent sugar per serving

For a comprehensive list of nutritional ratings for cereals or to read the entire Rudd Center report, visit cerealfacts.org.