California and New Mexico schools aim to ban hot cheetos

Cheetos are health hazard; fattening, addictive

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - School districts in California and New Mexico are trying to ban Flamin' Hot Cheetos as a snack because they say it is a health hazard to students.


School officials say the concern is their nutritional value, or lack thereof.
Each bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos contains 26 grams of fat and a quarter of the mount of salt that is recommended for the day.
On top of the artificial coloring and flavoring, some experts say the Cheetos are hyperpalatable, or highly addictive.
One school district in Illinois, which used to sell about 150,000 bags each year, has already taken the snack off its menu.
Frito Lay, which makes and sells Cheetos, says it is committed to responsible and ethical practices, which includes not marketing our products to children ages 12 and under.
While Flamin Hot Cheetos are under fire in schools, kids cant get enough of them. Some even took the liberty to post a YouTube video featuring kids rapping about their love of the snack.
This video has been viewed over 3.3 million times and there are Facebook fan pages dedicated to the snack.
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