Fast Food

Five reasons why banning Flamin' Hot Cheetos is flaming stupid

Of all the things on the planet to get people's knickers in a twist, this week it happens to be Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Several public schools in California, New Mexico and Illinois have banned these spicy red snacks, claiming they are unhealthy, germy, messy, addictive and salty. Sure, a tiny bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos has almost thirty grams of fat and enough sodium to kill a modest-sized houseplant, but is banning chips really the solution to correcting the ills that public school children face in these complicated times?

Here are five reasons why banning Flamin' Hot Cheetos is f*cking ridiculous. And I ate an entire four-ounce bag of them while I was writing this....

See also: -Five ways to make public-school food and drinks healthier -My five worst school lunches -Death to the brown bags: school lunches vs. homemade, a fight to the finish