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Overseas Cereals To Get Healthier Makeover

Nestle and General Mills have agreed to reduce sugar and sodium content in cereals sold outside the United States.

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Will it taste as good after the big reformulation?

In response to growing health concerns, a joint venture between Nestle and General Mills aims reduce the amount of sugar and salt in children’s cereals outside of North America.

According to the companies, twenty cereal brands will be reformulated for an average 24 percent reduction in sugar and 12 percent reduction in sodium by 2015.

It’s unclear if the companies plan to make similar changes in children’s cereal marketed in North America.

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Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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