Home Health Parents News Now Study: 3 out of 4 Kids' Cereals Exceed Sugar Guidelines Study: 3 out of 4 Kids' Cereals Exceed Sugar Guidelines By Holly Lebowitz Rossi December 06, 2011 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Study: 3 out of 4 Kids' Cereals Exceed Sugar Guidelines 29386 Proposed government guidelines recommend that cereals have no more than 26% added sugar by weight, according to the report, and the Environmental Working Group found that many popular cereals, including Froot Loops, Cap'n Crunch and Honey Smacks, had more than 40% added sugar. "Our children deserve better," Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Connecticut, said in a press release issued by the Environmental Working Group. The proposed recommendations are voluntary and not legally binding on food manufacturers. They were designed to help children slim down, because one out of three children in the United States is either overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. According to the report, a cup of some cereals has more sugar than a Twinkie or three Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies. Image: Bowl of fruity cereal, via Shutterstock. By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Email Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! No comments yet. Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Study: 3 out of 4 Kids' Cereals Exceed Sugar Guidelines Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.