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Kellogg’s CEO faces backlash after saying poor families should eat cereal for dinner

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Kellogg’s CEO Gary Pilnick has sparked controversy by suggesting that families could save money by eating cereal for dinner, amidst rising food costs. This suggestion came during a CNBC interview, where Pilnick highlighted the cost-effectiveness of a bowl of cereal with milk and fruit. However, the proposal has been met with criticism, with detractors accusing Pilnick of being insensitive to the financial struggles of consumers.

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Despite the backlash, Pilnick noted that over a quarter of Kellogg’s cereal consumption occurs outside breakfast time, including dinner. The debate has brought to light questions regarding the nutritional value of having cereal as a main meal. Health Canada and nutrition experts indicate that while some breakfast cereals are nutrient-rich, choosing low-sugar, balanced options is crucial for a healthy diet.

Experts recommend incorporating a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, proteins, and whole grains throughout the day. For healthier alternatives to sugary cereals, oatmeal or eggs are suggested as cost-effective and nutritious options for dinner.



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