[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Unelected food controlist Michelle Obama has received a lot of heat for her ill-conceived takeover of the public school system’s lunch program, but not as much heat as in the snack the Obama Regime has just declared to be a “smart snack” for children to eat in schools.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Nevermind that the “dangerously cheesy” snack has resulted in kids being sent to the emergency room with gastritis, Frito-Lay’s “Flamin’ Hot Cheetos” is now deemed to be a healthy snack according to new federal nutrition guidelines for schools put in place by the Obama Regime.
As the LA Times reported in 2013, the snack is anything but healthy, considering the large number of kids being sent to ER rooms because of the fiery and spicy snack effect on youthful stomachs.
ER doctors say they’re seeing kids (and some adults) coming in with gastritis, an inflamed stomach lining and other bad tummy troubles after eating bags of spicy snack foods.
Doctors say these very spicy snacks can change the pH balance in the stomach, making it painfully acidic.
Dr. Martha Rivera, a pediatrician at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, told ABC News she sees between five and six cases of children with gastritis daily.
“We have a population who loves to eat the hot spicy, not real foods, and they come in with these real complaints,” she said. “[The kids are being] set up for ulcerations, erosions and … peptic ulcer disease.”
Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency room physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, told ABC that he believes it is the flavoring coating the chips and snacks that might be causing the stomach pH to change, rather than just the spiciness. He said he hasn’t seen people coming in doubled over from eating too much spicy salsa, for example.
“I’ve seen a number of children who eat four or five bags and come in screaming in pain,” Glatter told ABC. Not exactly the “unique combination of great taste and good fun” Flamin’ Hot Cheetos maker Frito Lay promises.
Some school districts (including L.A. Unified) have actually banned the sale on campuses of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, which have a high fat and sodium content and no nutritional value. (They come in Xxtra Flamin Hot, too.)
Oh, and a quick look at the ingredients reveals that anyone, other than a government bureaucrat, would know by common sense that Flamin’ Hot Cheetos is anything but health food.
The declaration of Flamin’ Cheetos is so absurd that even government-owned NPR couldn’t help but write about it.
No one wants anymore of big government busybodies policing or controlling our daily activities, including food choices, and this latest ridiculous ruling by the control freaks in government is just another reason why they should butt out of our lives, with the exception of protecting our constitutional rights.