Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free Cereal Partners with Dietitian for Great Gluten-Free Breakfast and Snack Time Solutions giveaway following.
- Kellogg’s Rice Krispies® teams up with dietitian Tricia Thompson to debunk gluten-free myths and help moms with meal options.
- At breakfast and snack time, families with gluten-free diets can now enjoy Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Gluten Free cereal.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 14, 2012 –Today, while “gluten-free” has become a household term, there are still countless myths that make it tricky for moms and their families to navigate a gluten-free lifestyle. This May, National Celiac Awareness month, Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free cereal asked dietitian Tricia Thompson, M.S., R.D., to bust these myths to help moms make gluten-free meal choices easier.
Three Popular Gluten-Free Myths
With much uncertainty surrounding the gluten topic, Thompson’s myth-busting tips help moms feel assured that they’re making good choices for their kids:
- Myth One: You always have to pay more for gluten-free products.
Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean more expensive or a trip to a specialty store. For example, a box of Kellogg's Rice Krispies Gluten Free cereal costs the same amount as Kellogg's Rice Krispies and is sold alongside the original blue box.
- Myth Two: All gluten-free snacks for kids require extra attention from mom and dad.
Not all snacks require a lot of time and preparation. With many favorite products now available in gluten-free varieties, it’s easy to whip up a quick gluten-free snack that the whole family will love, like Rice Krispies Gluten-Free Treats™.
This is one of my favorites to take to social events for my kids. They don't look or taste any different than "regular" Rice Krispies. This doesn't make my child feel weird or different. She can eat the same as everyone else!
- Myth Three: Food that’s labeled “gluten-free” is healthy.
Not all gluten-free products qualify as healthy. When grocery shopping, look for gluten-free cereals, breads, and pastas that are made with gluten-free whole grains or have been fortified or enriched as they are good sources of iron and B vitamins, which may be lacking in gluten-free diets.
“There are ways to eat a gluten-free diet without sacrificing several nutrients, including fiber, iron, folate and niacin,” said Thompson. “For example, a breakfast that includes a whole grain- or vitamin and mineral-fortified cereal, like Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Gluten Free, served with sliced bananas and milk is a quick, healthy and delicious way for kids to start the day.”
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Gluten Free Cereal
Moms on the hunt for tasty choices for their kid’s gluten-free diet don’t have to look further than the cereal aisle, where they can find Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Gluten Free cereal. The gluten-free ingredients give family members with celiac disease the chance to enjoy one of their favorite cereals and snacks. It’s also:
- Made with whole-grain brown rice, eliminating barley malt (the source of gluten in the original cereal)
- Made with three simple ingredients
- Fortified with 10 essential vitamins and minerals
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“Kellogg Company® has provided me with a Kellogg’s Gluten-Free Breakfast Kit to conduct a reader giveaway. However, my opinions on the product are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive sentiments towards Kellogg Company® or their products.”