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Mount Sinai Doctors Help Sesame Street Plan Healthy Eating Project

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Sesame Street is getting healthier under a new project developed with help from New York doctors.

The company behind the show, Sesame Workshop, has teamed up with doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital to improve the eating habits of American kids ages 3 to 5.

The program, which features videos, songs and activities, just went through a test run at one city pre-school.

One of the videos shows Cookie Monster learning that cookies are a "sometime" food and another that shows Bert and Ernie sharing a love of jump-rope.

Some of the healthier habits have also been incorporated into Sesame Street episodes.

The program had a successful three-year run in Colombia, where the number of healthy children increased by about 13 percent.

The project is set to roll out around the city this spring and fall.

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