Flamin' Hot Cheetos ban? School districts want to get rid of the snack, reports say

The popularity and "lack of nutritional value" behind Flamin' Hot Cheetos reportedly has school districts in New Mexico and California wanting to ban the snack.

CNN reported that a teacher at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School in New Mexico said the snack food is a health hazard and a mess, and they want it banned from school.

A letter to parents urged them to keep the Cheetos at home for many reasons: poor nutritional value, students eat Cheetos instead of a good lunch, plus, they share the Cheetos, spreading germs.

And the last and messiest reason: janitors have to clean up red fingerprints everywhere from the dye in the Flamin' Hot Cheetos.

According to ABC News, some experts also say the Cheetos are "hyperpalatable," which means they're very addictive.

The report said an Illinois school district has already stopped selling them.

But students love 'em!

A popular YouTube video about Flamin' Hot Cheetos was even created, with young kids rapping about them. It has more than 3 million views.

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