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Friday, April 08, 2005

Cookie Monster to Get Healthy

It may be a sign of the times, but you may view it as either a revelation or a sacrilege. Entering its 36th season, Sesame Street is about to get a health makeover... and Cookie Monster is going to learn to cool it with the chocolate chips.

The new season will have a "Healthy Habits for Life" theme, with segments focusing on nutrition, exercise, and hygiene. Cookie isn't giving up his favorite snack entirely... Sesame Street producers stress that he's not going on a diet or giving up sugar entirely. But he and the rest of the gang will be eating more fruits and veggies, and reserving cookies as a "sometimes food."

Source: Yahoo! (AP)