Has Cookie Monster Become Veggie Monster?

An important conversation took place today between my son and daughter. They are under the impression that Cookie Monster has been replaced by Veggie Monster. My daughter is convinced that in an effort to promote healthy eating among kids, the big blue monster has been given his walking papers. Could this be for real? Well, I wanted to find out for myself and I did a little googling and this is what I came up with.
So if it were true, would you sign a petition to keep Cookie Monster around? I certainly would and I know my kids would be right behind me. Nobody should tell Cookie Monster he’s got to ship out or go healthy. Can’t a guy with a sweet tooth catch a break?