School Considers Ban On Flamin' Hot Cheetos (Video)Monica Bielanko
I’m pretty sure I couldn’t just have one.
One BAG, that is.
So I can understand when Lake View High School senior Abigail Hernandez told the local paper in her New Mexico town that she used to be one of the alleged 8 out of 10 students that brings Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to school every day.
“I ate them every day, even for breakfast, and I got really big. There were days when, if my mother didn’t buy them for me, I would get so mad. … It took me three months to quit.”
That’s exactly the reason, according to the Huffington Post, that a middle school health teacher in New Mexico wants to ban Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. She says that not only is the snack a health hazard, but it’s just too messy. Apparently school janitors are constantly cleaning up red fingerprints from the Cheetos (welcome to my world). In a letter to parents, the teacher also says students share their Cheetos, which spreads germs.
I initially thought the move to ban Cheetos was ridiculous. I mean, what next? Seems like schools are banning like never before. Just check out this post of 15 Things Schools Have Banned in 2012 including skinny jeans, hair bows and saying the word “meep.” But apparently this isn’t the first time someone wanted to ban the spicy snack. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Noble Street Charter School Network and Rockford Public Schools already banned Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. They now only sell baked regular Cheetos. And, according to the Huffington Post, Jackson Elementary School in Pasadena, Calif., confiscates Hot Cheetos that appear at school.
Who knew Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are the scourge of schools nationwide?
Still, just because a food is messy is no reason to ban it. And if we’re banning snacks based on health, then there are a slew of other things sold at schools that should go as well. I can understand deciding not to sell Cheetos or junk food at school, but kids should be able to bring whatever they want from home. That’s a decision between them and their parents. Don’t you think?