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Cookie Monster to Become Veggie Monster? (Relax, He Still Loves Cookies!)

by Chris Jordan, posted Nov 5th 2009 11:40AM
Cookie MonsterThe cookie has not crumbled for the Cookie Monster.

The Sesame Street character has not been renamed the "Veggie Monster" in an attempt to get kids eat better, says Gather.

The Veggie rumor, one of the top Google searches this morning, has spawned from the recesses of the Internet and was
probably fertilized, if you will, by reports that the show will be updated on Nov. 10 for its 40th anniversary season. Google's use of the Cookie Monster on its Google Doodle probably didn't help.Cookie MonsterThe cookie has not crumbled for the Cookie Monster.

The 'Sesame Street' character has not been renamed the "Veggie Monster" in an attempt to get kids eat better, says Gather.

The Veggie rumor, one of the top Google searches this morning, has spawned from the recesses of the Internet and was
probably fertilized, if you will, by reports that the show will be updated on Nov. 10 for its 40th anniversary season. Google's use of the Cookie Monster on its Google Doodle probably didn't help.

The Cookie Monster, however, has been eating healthier in the past few years. In 2005, Sesame Street producers started to tweak the character to encourage healthier eating habits among viewers. Among the changes were an ebbing of his insatiable desire for cookies (hello, fruits and vegetables!) -- but not the elimination of it.

In 2006, Elmo, Grover and CM also appeared on the cans of Del Monte products, in an push to get kids to eat healthier. Recently, Cookie Monster has also teamed up with the American Egg Board.

"He's still Cookie Monster," a show rep said at the time.

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