School districts in New Mexico and California are on the hunt to ban Flaming Hot Cheetos from school vending machines because they claim the junk food is bad for students' health.
Which is probably very true, Cheetos aren't known for their nutritional value. Like, at all.
“If children were to bring in snacks that are high in fat, high in calories, that’s their choice. We’re not going to be providing those kinds of foods.”
Experts say that Cheetos aren't just dangerous because they aren't healthy, but also because they aren't healthy and they're super addictive.
Here's what one expert said:
“Our brain is really hardwired to find things like fat and salt really rewarding and now we have foods that have them in such high levels that it can trigger an addictive process."
However, Frito Lay, the company that produces Cheetos, says:
“[We're] committed to responsible and ethical practices, which includes not marketing our products to children ages 12 and under."
Well, we guess if they don't market to 12 year olds then they won't mind if the schools can't eat them anymore.