1 in 5 U.S. kids eats this food everyday

January 19, 2015 1:54 PM

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1 in 5 U.S. kids eats this food everyday

On any given day, at least 20 percent of American children and adolescents eat this one food, according to a new study in Pediatrics. It’s usually eaten at lunch or dinner, but you can make a breakfast version. And its many variations include: deep dish, stuffed, and rolled. Can you guess what it is?

If you guessed pizza, you’d be right! I know it’s not too surprising given that it’s a popular choice for school lunch or a quick dinner option. However, in all the years that I have practiced as a pediatric dietitian, I’ve never given too much thought to pizza and just how much pizza American child...

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