Are Flaming’ Hot Cheetoes Endangering Your Child?

According to a news report by ABC news, school officials in the school districts of California and New Mexico are waging war against Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

Recently, schools have become more belligerent against junk foods on campus. The obesity rate in children in the U.S. has become a serious public health issue. In fact, according to a study done by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research, nearly a third of youths are overweight or obese. That number includes over 23 million children and teenagers who are at least 60 pounds overweight.

To combat this, schools in California and New Mexico are fighting to remove junk food from their campuses. One particular Frito Lay product being challenged is Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Each bag of these chips contain 26 grams of fat and a quarter of one’s daily recommended salt intake.

The initial plan isn’t to ban the product entirely from school campuses. However, schools will be removing these options from cafeterias and vending machines.

If the student wants to bring in their own unhealthy snacks, they are of course allowed to do so. But the schools will not be selling these to students on campus.

The proposed ban of these Frito Lay products has brought to light the dangerous products that are often sold to children. Though Frito Lay has already stated that it takes committed actions not to market the products to children, other companies might not be so careful. If you believe your child has been endangered by a product, it is best to seek legal attention immediately.