Hot Cheetos Banned in Schools
Illinois, California, and New Mexico have banned Hot Cheetos in schools because the high fat, high salt treat is also possibly addictive. Also kids' cheese stained fingers have become a nuisance to the janitorial staff. How do you think these kids feel about the ban?
And new research suggests that "hyperpalatable foods"--salty, fatty or sweet foods--can trigger brain responses similar to those created seen in individuals addicted to drugs or alcohol, the Chicago Tribune reports.
"Eight out of 10 kids bring them to school," Lake View High School senior Abigail Hernandez told the paper. "And I used to be one of them in middle school. 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.