“Pizza is not only a dinnertime tradition for countless American families, it also provides parents the opportunity to customize what their children are eating and make healthy choices for them,” said Lynn M. Liddle, Chair of the APC. “For example, a parent can choose a healthier crust option, such as a thin crust or a whole wheat crust; select from a wide array of vegetable and fruit toppings, including pineapple, green peppers and spinach; as well as choose lean proteins, including chicken. Pizza is a fresh option, delivered fresh from the oven.”
“Moreover, it’s important to note that other common dinner options have far more sodium than pizza,” continued Liddle. “A burrito has four times the sodium content of a single slice of either cheese or pepperoni pizza, for example, and pizza is also a lower-sodium alternative to a turkey club sandwich or a hamburger and fries.”
To read the full journal article from Pediatrics, click here.
About The American Pizza Community
The American Pizza Community is a coalition of the nation’s large and small pizza companies, operators, franchisees, vendors, suppliers and other entities that make up the American pizza industry. The coalition was formed in 2010 to advocate for policies affecting pizza companies and operators including menu and labeling information, fair wages, work opportunity tax credit, background checks, tax policies and small business access to capital.
Current members include Blackjack Pizza, Breadeaux Pizza, California Pizza Kitchen, CiCi’s Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, Figaro’s Italian Pizza, Godfather’s Pizza, Hungry Howie’s, Hunt Brothers Pizza, the International Pizza Hut Franchise Holders Association, Little Caesars, Nick-N-Willy’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Papa’s Pizza To-Go, Papa Romano’s Pizza, Pieology, Pizza Factory, Pizza Schmizza, Sam & Louie’s Pizza and Two Boots. Supplier partners include Coca-Cola, Leprino Foods Company, Middleby Marshall, the National Pork Producers Council, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, PepsiCo and Tyson.
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