February 11, 2014 |

USDA releases American pizza consumption study

By Pizza Today


pepperoni pizzaThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Surveys Research Group has presented findings on the “Consumption of Pizza” in America this month.

This report presents results on American pizza consumption among U.S. children and adults during 2007-2010 by gender, age, and race/ethnicity. Highlights from the USDA report include:

  • About 1 in 8 Americans consumed pizza on any given day. More than 1 in 4 males, ages 6-19 years, consumed pizza on a day.
  • For adults, whites were more likely to consume pizza than either blacks or Hispanics; for children, there were no differences by race/ethnicity.
  • On the day consumed, pizza provided about one-fourth of the total daily energy.
  • When consumed pizza contributed about one-third of the daily intakes for sodium and calcium, and more than half of the daily intake for lycopene.
  • For adults, the majority of pizza was consumed at dinner. For children, the distribution was similar for lunch and dinner.

The study shows that 13 percent of the U.S. population consumed pizza on any given day.

The percent varies depending on age range: 22 percent for older children (6-11 years) and adolescents (12-19 years) to less than six percent for seniors (60 years and older).

USDA Consumption of Pizza in AmericaView the report: Consumption of Pizza.

Look for our analysis of the USDA report in upcoming Pizza Headlines.

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