Honey Cheerios were made just for schools

General Mills Foodservice's new Honey Cheerios will mean more gluten-free cereal goodness for children in K-12 schools.
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A school menu showstopper

It's the next best thing to Honey Nut Cheerios for U.S. children.

Created exclusively for schools, with the help of nutrition professionals, Honey Cheerios provides a solution for school foodservice programs who are developing menus to accommodate students’ desire for new flavors and meet regulatory guidelines.

Regulation ready

“Our innovation mission for our K-12 schools channel is to ensure that every child is well fed and ready to learn. We do that by providing amazing products that are tasty, nutritious and regulation ready,” says Ellie Headley, associate channel marketing manager, K-12, General Mills Foodservice. “Honey Cheerios is all of those things and tastes incredible.”

Go with the grains

With 6g of sugar per ounce of equivalent grain, Honey Cheerios also meets Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines – a federal program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children. That helps schools serve it across different feeding programs.

“This product helps school foodservice programs in so many ways, including meeting school menu requirements for two grains,” says Lesley Shiery, MS, RD from the General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. “And it checks the boxes on meeting the health and nutrition needs of students – for students avoiding gluten, it’s gluten free, or for those who may be avoiding ingredients like artificial flavors or colors from artificial sources, it checks those boxes too. All from a brand kids know and love.”

Schools can learn more about Honey Cheerios at

Honey Cheerios will formally launch in March.