Would you believe Hot Cheetos? Yep, Frito-Lay reformulated them so that the product can continue to be sold in public school vending machines.
These aren't just any Flamin' Hot Cheetos. They're a reformulated version with less fat, less salt and more whole grains. But is that really what the scientists at the Institute of Medicine had in mind when they wrote the recommendations that would become the Smart Snack rules?
"Well, probably not," says Virginia Stallings, a professor of pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She chaired the committee that helped make the federal rules.
Still, she sees it as an incremental step toward healthier choices in schools.
But some administrators still oppose the product - on purely philosophical grounds, as vending sales provide a steady stream of revenue for schools:
"Because schools have an obligation to teach children how to be successful adults," says Rochelle Davis, executive director of Chicago's Healthy Schools Campaign. "And learning about how to be healthy is a critical part of that."
Public schools have been doing a bang-up job of teaching for success thus far, haven't they?