Flamin’ Hot Cheetos should not be banned from schools

Michael Ares

Why Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is being singled out to be banned is a mystery, especially with the fact that now principals are allowed to confiscate the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos from students if they are caught bringing the snack to school.

Several schools in Pasadena, Calif. have banned Flamin’ Hot Cheetos from their snack menu.

The main reason for banning the snack is that it is very high in fat and sodium.

Why just Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? Why not ban the regular Cheetos too?

The comparisons are not even that different with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos 2 oz. bag having 170 calories, 11 grams of fat, and 250 milligrams of sodium, where as the regular Cheetos in comparison have 160 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 290 milligrams of sodium.

Why just stop with Cheetos? Why not all the other snacks and sodas?

Don’t they have other things to look out for like students texting on their cell phones instead of eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos bags?

The Pasadena school districts seem to be taking things a little bit too far when it comes to healthy eating.

Heaven forbid that restrictions like that come upon our school grounds.

Can you imagine if Cerritos College decided to ban selling Flamin’ Hot Cheetos?

Would the banning stop at Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? Or would the banning continue on to all the food places on campus like The Elbow Room where donuts and Hot Pockets are sold.

What if we had a life on campus where teachers and other college staff were allowed to examine what you are eating, and determine if you are allowed to continue eating it or not?

That type of control on campus definitely does not sound like a great college experience.

Healthy living is a choice, not something that you force young students into doing.

Forcing foods to be taken away from you doesn’t make you decide to not eat it anymore.

Students will eat what they want to eat, even if they have to sneak snacks in, so why force us?

It is our bodies to decide what goes inside of us, not the school districts.