Brought to you by the letters “B” and “G” … for Big Government.
“Sesame Street’s” latest mission has Lily the Muppet telling school children they can get free food from the government. All they have to do is ask.
Lily’s message is being circulated through schools, hospitals and food assistance programs as part of Sesame Street’s “Food for Thought” multi-media campaign, which includes DVDs and a booklet listing “services that can assist your family” as well as “referrals to social service agencies.”
Organizers say they have produced a million of the kits.
This is only one step of a larger Muppet movement regarding nutrition:
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the TV show, announced on Thursday that it plans to appoint a Poverty Advisory Board in 2012. The first meeting will be in Washington on Jan. 10.