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Flamin Hot Cheetos Ban in Schools Due to Lack of Nutrition

Flamin Hot Cheetos Ban

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos have become increasingly popular, for some unknown reason, over the past few years, which has lead some schools to take notice and pull the snack from vending machines.

Flamin Hot Cheetos Ban

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos may be banned in schools in California and New Mexico after school officials stated they are a ‘health hazard’ to the students who eat them.

One bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos contains about 700 calories and 44 grams of fat. It also has about 1,000 milligrams of sodium, which amounts to nearly half the intake of salt an adult should consume a day, according to the FDA.

Some experts are saying the Cheetos are filled with artificial flavors and coloring are “hyperpalatable,” meaning they’re highly addictive.

Teachers are also complaining about the kids sharing the snack and spreading germs. On top of that, the school janitors have more work cut out for them with cleaning up red fingerprints from the Cheetos.

“We don’t allow candy, and we don’t allow Hot Cheetos,” said Rita Exposito, principal of Jackson Elementary School in Pasadena, California. “We don’t encourage other chips, but if we see Hot Cheetos, we confiscate them — sometimes after the child has already eaten most of them. It’s mostly about the lack of nutrition.”

One parent Chante Coleman told KTLA, “My daughter brings snack packs to school. I don’t have her bringing a family size pack of Cheetos to school. Just because I know my child and I know she would eat the whole bag in one day.”

With that said, some parents may not realize how often their children are eating Flamin’ Hots until they wind up taking the kids to the doctor over “concern for blood in their stool,” Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, a pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital told KTLA.

A school in Illinois has already eliminated the Cheetos from the vending machines, in which, they used to sell about 150,000 bags each year.

“If children were to bring in snacks that are high in fat, high in calories, that’s their choice,” Rockford School District Interim Superintendent Robert Willis said. “We’re not going to be providing those kinds of foods.”

So what does Frito Lay have to say about the school wanting to eliminate students from having the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? Frito Lay says it is “committed to responsible and ethical practices, which includes not marketing our products to children ages 12 and under.”

Kids can’t get enough of the cheesy snack and one group of kids made a rap video about it (Watch the video below). They rap about hot Cheetos and Takis. Takis are a chili pepper and lime-flavored corn snack.

Hot Cheetos & Takis

A rap video about the snacks, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and Takis.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Banned in Schools

A Flamin Hot Cheetos is now banned in many schools across the country.

Flamin Hot Cheetos Ban

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos may be banned in schools in California and New Mexico after school officials stated they are a ‘health hazard’ to the students who eat them.

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