Hot And Spicy Treats Go Down In Flames
“We don’t allow candy, and we don’t allow Hot Cheetos,” Rita Exposito, principal of Jackson Elementary School in Pasadena, Calif., told the Chicago Tribune. “We don’t encourage other chips, but if we see Hot Cheetos, we confiscate them – sometimes after the child has already eaten most of them.”
Starnes reports that “a spokesman for the Pasadena School system told Fox News that the ban was part of a district-wide wellness policy – and that most of the guidelines come from the federal government.The spokesman said during school hours they are responsible for the students – and that includes their health.”
Okay, but what about their parents? I just think this issue of food has gotten out of hand, from the Governor of New York banning sodas that have more than sixteen ounces and now this Cheetos situation. Come on……….has it gotten so crazy that we can’t decide what our kids eat, and teachers have to “patrol” the halls to get rid of Cheetos? They have more important things to do don’t they? It’s a shame they have to do this.
Starnes reports that, “in Albuquerque, a seventh grade health teacher sent a letter to parents calling for a ban on the Frito-Lay product.” What? We need to be focusing on what our kids are learning, and let their parents worry about what they are eating.
Yes, we have a nation of obese people, and yes, our kids are getting fatter, but let’s leave the food decisions up to our parents. They made them, let them be responsible for what goes into their mouths. If the federal “wellness program” keeps cracking down on what kids are eating, where does it end? Have we lost now the freedom even to decide what our kids can eat? It’s silly.
Let’s go back to letting our kids eat food that is good for them, and if parents think it is okay for their kids to eat these Cheetos or other foods, then let’s just go with that.
So what does the maker of Cheetos has to say,
Frito-Lay released the following statement to Fox News:
“Frito-Lay is committed to responsible and ethical marketing practices, which includes not marketing our products to children ages 12 and under. We also do not decide which snacks are available on school campuses and do not sell snack products directly to schools.”
You’re the parent. Shouldn’t you be deciding what kids should eat?