Flamin' Hot Cheetos Too Hot for Schools?

According to a recent report on ABC News schools are trying to ban Flamin’ Hot Cheetos from making it into the vending machines. According to reports, the snack is a health hazard and can hurt students, School officials across the nation say that Cheetos do not have any nutritional value. One single-serving bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos contains 26 grams of fat and a quarter of the amount of salt that is recommended for the entire day.

One district in Illinois used to sell about 150,000 bags each year and has already taken the snack off of its menu after researching the adverse health effects. One school district says that if the children in the district want to bring the Cheetos to school that is their choice, but the institution doesn’t want to be responsible for providing those unhealthy snacks for students.

Some experts say that the artificial coloring and flavoring on the Cheetos make them even more unhealthy, and the snack is hyper palatable. This means that it is a highly addictive snack. One clinical study says that the Cheetos can trigger an addictive process, and if the snacks are provided to students they will continue to fuel their unhealthy addiction. Frito Lay, the company the produces Cheetos, says that they have worked hard to stay committed to responsible and ethical practices. The food company claims that they do not market their products to children under the age of 12.

Still, children are addicted to the snack, and numerous YouTube videos attest to the addiction with raps and raves about the crunchy, salty Cheetos. If you believe that your child has been exposed to adverse health effects as a result of the food served or encouraged at school, then you may want to discuss this with the school board. If they are not repentant, you may want to consider a lawsuit, especially if your child falls ill with a disease or sickness that can be connected back to the Cheetos or another dangerous snack.

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