Grow with Grains: Energize Students with Regulation-Ready Favorites!

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Why 2 oz. Equivalent Grain Cereal Cups?

Designed with students in mind, 2 oz. equivalent grain cereal cups from General Mills ensure students get the nutrients they need while also enjoying their favorite flavors. Cereal is the #1 breakfast item and a mainstay on K-12 breakfast menus.₁ When it comes to choosing breakfast options, students want the brands they see in stores and eat at home. Did you know 4 of the top 5 brands are available as K-12 offerings from General Mills?₂ You can feel confident that our regulation-ready portfolio of 2 oz. equivalent grain cereal cups will meet nutrition guidelines while letting your students start their day the way they love.And there are plenty of benefits across the board!

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  • 2 oz. equivalent grain cereal cups from General Mills are whole grain-rich and regulation ready
  • May help increase milk consumption
  • Provide a good source of at least 12 vitamins and minerals
  • Many options have ≤6g sugar, which are CACFP eligible, and are also gluten free
  • They’re easy to consume on-the-go and require little to no prep

5 Benefits to Menu Cereal

You can easily incorporate 2 oz. equivalent grain cereal cups on your cafeteria menus. Grow with Grains gives you the tools and resources you need all year long!

More Than Just a Cup

See below for all the ways you can give students the nutrition they need, all with just one product for inventory, storage and serving. These programs, suggestions and tips can help you unlock their full potential!

Upcoming Activations and Events

From the first day of school to summer feeding programs, General Mills is here to support you and your students all year long. Stay abreast of these useful resources and support throughout the year!

Video series launching July 2022
Fun, educational videos help you merchandise, menu, display and reuse 2 oz. equivalent grain cereal cups.

National School Breakfast Week
March 6-10, 2023
Download posters, activity sheets and more.

Crunch for Lunch
National School Lunch Week October 10-14, 2022
Celebrate what makes cereal so fun and amazing.

Cereal Milk
National Cereal Day March 7, 2023
Celebrate World School Milk Day with student-facing posters, social media assets and more.

"When we switched to the General Mills 2g cup, the students took notice and we saw better participation at all levels for breakfast and continue to have success with this menu item….It’s a win-win!!"
-Josey Crew, Director of Child Nutrition (RD, LD) Hardin County, KY


1The NPD Group/National Eating Trends®+ CREST®= Projected Occasions/Visits 2019
2Nielsen, Total US Food, L52W ending 1.29.22