School districts in California, New Mexico and Illinois are trying to ban the popular snack "food" Flamin' Hot Cheetos because they say it is a health hazard to students.
The principal of Andrew Jackson Elementary school in Pasadena there told KTLA News that if students are caught bringing Flamin' Hot Cheetos to school, the snacks will be confiscated.
What's the beef? Each snack-size bag contains 26 grams of fat and a quarter of the amount of sodium recommended for an entire day. On top of the enticing artificial coloring and flavoring, some experts say that the high fat and salt content makes the Cheetos "hyperpalatable," meaning highly addictive. Kid crack, in other words.
"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," Ashley Gearhardt, a clinical psychologist at the University of Michigan, told ABC News
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