Posted by Shirley Brady on September 15, 2011 09:56 AM
Chasing monsters, ghosts and other costumed villains has paid off for the Mystery Inc. gang.
Despite the constant scarfing down of Scooby Snax, burgers, pizza and chicken wings, Scooby Doo has just been named the "healthiest" cartoon character for British children to watch, along with his mystery-solving sidekicks.
The Scooby crew snagged #1 on the UK Department of Health's new ranking for being the most active (and thus the best role models for kids) based on 200 hours of cartoon-watching by the DoH, which separately is partnering with the LazyTown TV (#3 on the new list) to get kids up and moving.
The new ranking of DoH-approved cartoon characters:
Shaun the Sheep
Bob The Builder
Tom and Jerry
Dora the Explorer
In the Night Garden
Phineas and Ferb
The Sarah Jane Adventures
Charlie and Lola