V is for Veggies???

As much as I’ve been advocating that junk food stop being pushed on our kids (more here and here), I’m not sure how I feel about Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster eating less cookies and instead opting for fruits and veggies, even going as far as saying “A Cookie Is a Sometimes Food.”  I mean, his name is Cookie Monster – they kind of made that bed a long time ago and for good reason…who would love a character named Eggplant Monster?

Seriously though, I’m sure this kind of messaging will help with the lessons I want to teach my son.  I’m just not sure they need to mess with Cookie Monster.

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