Just how much pizza are your kids eating?


According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) pizza was a huge cause of sodium consumption in young people from 2003-2008. You can read about the whole study here but what stood out to me is that pizza consumption came in 2nd to soda and sports in terms of calories for preteens and teenagers. It makes me wonder exactly what today’s kids eat?? Are they just left to their own devices for meal planning or are they having pizza parties and sporting events every week? I know how easy it is to order a pizza and give them a juice but it’s important to consider that those two foods contribute HIGHLY to obesity and high blood pressure rates. Something to think about!


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