In this video, middle school teachers from Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School use a flaming hot approach to teaching kids about what's on their plates. They set food on fire to demonstrate fat content and to get the kids reading and comparing the nutrition labels on the backs on their favorite chip packages.

All great ideas, but did you notice how the kids said this wouldn't change their minds about the kinds of foods they eat? Hmm, that's a little disheartening. But I agree with the teacher — at least the thought is planted in their heads. Who knows, maybe as they get older it will actually influence their food choices.  

One can only hope.

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Middle schoolers from Berkley, CA, experiment with the combustion of a Hot Cheeto.