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Pizza Good? Maybe Not?

Jan 22, 2015

A new study found that on the days kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days. On any given day in the United States, one in five children and nearly one in four teens ate pizza for a meal or snack, researchers found. On the days children ate pizza, they consumed 84 more calories, 3 grams more saturated fat and 134 milligrams more sodium than average, the investigators found. Teens took in an extra 230 calories, 5 grams saturated fat and 484 mg sodium on pizza days. — Findings reported online Jan. 19, 2015 and in February print issue of the journal Pediatrics.