This is hardly news, but nutritional labeling on many foods, and cereal in particular, is often hype more than substance. Now, there is evidence that seems to support the contention that cereal box claims are misleading.
A University of Yale study published in Public Health Nutrition found that most parents misinterpreted the claims made on cereals targeted to children. Except for cereals purported to be organic, parents were more likely to purchase the products because of their understanding of the claims. The study recommended increased regulation of nutrition claims.
I know that we can’t control how people interpret information, even if it is accurate. But, in a highly competitive cereal market it is incumbent on manufacturers to remain on the high road when creating their packaging and marketing. Their reputation depends on it.