April 28/Washington/Associated Press -- Commercials promoting sugary breakfast cereals could be put on a strict diet under government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children.

 Under guidelines obtained by The Associated Press, companies would be urged to only market foods to children ages 2-17 if they are low in fats, sugars and sodium and contain specified healthy ingredients. The government is planning to propose the voluntary guidelines Thursday, according to three people familiar with the process who were not authorized to speak publicly.

 From the April 28, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News.