Scooby Doo is the healthiest of all the children's programs, says a survey released by the UK Department of Health. The survey consultants reached the conclusion after watching 200 hours of children's television and 20 most popular programs.

Each character was rated on their activity levels and received marks for good behavior such as walking short journeys and playing sport, the Department of Health said.

Since the Scooby Doo characters are almost always escaping from the monsters the cartoon was named the healthiest.

The health department officials, however, don't project Scooby Doo, who loves Scooby Snax, as a healthy role model.

The ministry termed the survey a fun talking point released alongside a new partnership between their public health campaign, Change4Life, and a program called LazyTown.

Top 20 Programs Ranked on the Basis of Physical Activity:

1. Scooby Doo

2. Shaun the Sheep

3. Lazy Town

4. Peppa Pig

5. Bob The Builder

6. Tom and Jerry

7. Dora the Explorer

8. Looney Tunes

9. SpongeBob Squarepants

10. In the Night Garden

11. Ben 10

12. The Simpsons

13. Phineas and Ferb

14. The Sarah Jane Adventures

15. Tracey Beaker

16. Postman Pat

17. iCarly

18. Horrid Henry

19. Garfield

20. Charlie and Lola