Health warning…! Itlian treat is the 2nd source of calories for American children.

Pizza had the largest impact on diet when eaten as a snack between meals.

Pizza is the second-highest source of calories for kids ages 2 to 18, researchers have found.

They say America's love of pizza has meant about 20 percent of youths eat pizza on any given day.

 Say healthier alternatives should also be developed to stop obesity crisis 

Team call for curbs on pizza eating among youth

 Kids should not eat more than one or two slices of pizza for a meal

On days they eat pizza, children and adolescents take in significantly more calories, fat and sodium than on days they don't, the  new study has shown. 

Because it is eaten so frequently - its nutrient content should be improved, say the researchers, whose report is published in the journal Pediatrics.

 

'It's a very common and convenient food, so improving the nutritional content of pizza, in addition to reducing the amount of pizza eaten, could help lessen its negative nutritional impact.' 

Kids should not eat more than one or two slices of pizza for a meal, and should pair that with salad, rather than with another high-calorie food, the researchers concluded 

 

The researchers examined dietary recall data from youths ages 2-19 who were participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2003 and 2010.

They found that caloric intake from pizza among children ages 2-11 dropped 25 percent between 2003 and 2010.
Health warning…! Itlian treat is the 2nd source of calories for American children.

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