General Mills Brings Five of the Top K-12 Cereals to Schools in 2 oz. Equivalent Grain Cups

WHAT:       General Mills Foodservice announces that five of the top K-12 cereals are now available in a 2 oz. equivalent grain format, giving school foodservice programs a convenient option to meet 2 grains with one product. The cereals include: Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ 25% Less Sugar, Cocoa Puffs™ 25% Less Sugar, Lucky Charms™, Honey Nut Cheerios™ and Cinnamon Chex.™ The cups, which have room for milk, work well for breakfast in the classroom or as a grab ‘n go item—no dishes required.

"These new 2 oz. equivalent grain cereals require less labor with inventory, storage and serving than two separate 1 grain products,” said Jasmine Scott, senior marketing associate for K-12 at General Mills Foodservice. “Plus, with packaging that is similar to what students are used to seeing outside of school, we’re excited to see how these familiar products help drive student participation.”

New 2 oz. Equivalent Cereal Cups

  • 2 oz. equivalent grain, whole grain-rich
  • Made to stand alone-no additional grains required
  • Only one product for inventory and storage
  • Gluten-free and CACFP-eligible options

WHERE:     For more information on the 2 oz. equivalent grain cups, K-12 foodservice directors can contact their General Mills Foodservice sales representative, call 1-800-243-5687 or visit www.generalmillscf.com.

About General Mills Convenience & Foodservice

The General Mills Convenience & Foodservice division serves the convenience, foodservice and bakery industries by providing quality products from time-trusted brands along with culinary, nutrition education and marketing resources to help operators succeed. Its distinguished brand portfolio includes Big G Cereals, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Gold Medal, Pillsbury, Chex Mix, Bugles, Gardetto’s and Annie’s. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the division had fiscal 2018 net sales of $1.93 billion. For more information, please visit www.generalmillscf.com.

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CONTACT:   Sarah Peterson
                      General Mills Convenience & Foodservice