When selecting a cold cereal, avoid choosing one that lists sugar as a main ingredient. You can check the nutritional information on the boxes of all brands of cereal and the odds are good that you can find one that your kids will like that contain the amount of vitamins that you want. Some cereals that contain very high daily-recommended vitamin and mineral amounts can be expensive and aren't really necessary.
Remember, your kids are going to be eating throughout the day and will have ample opportunity to get the calcium, fiber and iron that they need. It doesn't all have to come from one bowl of cereal. Kasha Brand has SOME great cereals high in protein and low sugars. Never serve your child sugar laden empty calorie cereals: don't let the marketers fool you or your child. If you are shopping and your child is with you, don't visit the cereal aisle. You will thank us later!
Oatmeal is a common favorite and you can add raisins, cinnamon, brown sugar, berries, chopped almonds or walnuts, sunflower seeds and anything else you can think of! If your child doesn't like oatmeal, try cornmeal, hot rice, wheat cereal or breakfast blends of several different grains. They are easy to make in the microwave or stove top. Don't depend on 'Instants' unless you really need to; watch the sugar content and read your labels.