Pizza Is Being Fingered As The New Culprit In Making America’s Kids Fat

January 20, 2015 12:20 AM

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Pizza Is Being Fingered As The New Culprit In Making America’s Kids Fat

Did you know: If your child doesn’t eat well, he or she might not be as healthy as kids that do eat good foods and exercise regularly? I know, my blue collar monocle shattered on the ground as well, but it seems that a lot of people out there think that today’s American children simply aren’t eating as well as they should be. There are plenty of usual suspects for us to blame, from soda to fast food and all of the candy in between, but that will never stop the so-called experts from finding the faults in every wonderful food that we eat until we’re left with just tubes of bland space. The latest target of the healthy nerd brigade? Pizza.

Specifically, kids are eating too much delicious pie, and the kinds that they’re eating are loaded with “saturated fat, more salt and more calories overall,” according to a study conducted by the Illinois Prevention Research Center. Between 2003 and 2010, Lisa Powel and her team surveyed children be...

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