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Thursday, April 07, 2005

"C" Used to be for Cookie

Image hosted by Photobucket.com In an effort to encourage kids to eat healthier, Cookie Monster is cutting back on the cookies.

Instead of cookies being an “anytime” food, Cookie Monster is learning that cookies should be a “sometime” food. Even the beloved song, “C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me” is being changed. The new song features, “a cookie is a sometimes food.”
McDonald’s did something similar with Ronald McDonald telling kids to eat less burgers. But how effective can a puppet’s push for change be?

“P” used to be for Parent

TV is not a baby sitter. Too many parents these days see no problem plopping their kids down in front of the boob tube while they go on with their business. Meanwhile, kids are getting lazier, eating more, and are having learning problems as they get older.

Perhaps if parents spent more time paying attention to what their kids are doing and less time pursuing their own success, Cookie Monster could have as much of his favorite treat as he likes.

I mean, what’s next? A kinder, gentler Oscar the Grouch?!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah. pbs is trying to get on the 'obese' bandwagon. they want a part of that 'pie' (pun intended). good thing they want to try to help but exactly if parents would tell their kids NO or have regulations and not an open closet maybe it wouldn't be a problem in the first place

7:18 PM

 
Blogger Dutchie* said...

Oh... Just cause parent's are failing other mediums have to be used to reach kids.

This is a shift that is also taken place in holland. Schools now have to bring values to the children cause they are not getting it at home..

12:47 PM

 
Blogger Dutchie* said...

Oh... Just cause parent's are failing other mediums have to be used to reach kids.

This is a shift that is also taken place in holland. Schools now have to bring values to the children cause they are not getting it at home..

12:47 PM

 
Blogger Aaroncoal said...

Amen Brotha! "R" used to be for responsibility...now people are too lazy to raise em right.

Nice blog.

6:00 PM

 
Anonymous beingrealguy said...

Double Amen!

I think I will go have a cookie now!

12:10 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what i find really interesting is that schools are supposed to instill these values now however it is not reinforced at home. how can anyone except children to understand responsibility or respect if no one is reinforcing it. it cannot be left up to teachers.

8:51 AM

 
Blogger Dutchie* said...

Yup quite the contradiction..now you have to learn EVERYTHING at school..

Good point anon

9:14 AM

 
Anonymous starrynigt23 said...

Everything in moderation...if you want a cookie have a cookie. Everyone needs to get over fad diets and just get off their butts. Go out and play with their kids. Stop letting the TV teach their children.

9:52 PM

 

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