Kids Love Hot Cheetos But Schools Hate Them

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Olivia Thomas, 11, is a 5th grader at Jackson Elementary School in Pasadena, Calif.

Olivia Thomas, 11, is a 5th grader at Jackson Elementary School in Pasadena, Calif., and a big fan of Hot Cheetos. Luke Burbank, NPR hide caption

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Hot Cheetos are a big winner for the Frito-Lay company. The extremely spicy, crunchy and somewhat addictive snack is hugely popular with schoolkids. But school officials are threatening to ban the junk food because they worry that kids are gorging themselves.

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