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The World's Most Popular Food: Pizza

Posted by Joan Salge Blake  March 5, 2014 05:38 PM

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Source:  USDA

Pizza is so wildly popular around the globe that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)  just released a dietary report on its consumption among Americans.

Take this brief quiz to see how pizza savvy you are:

Click on the video to find out the quiz answers.



Since Americans eat so much pizza on a regular basis, it probably isn't too surprising that it is the
No. 2 source of saturated fat in Americans' diets:


Source:  USDA

The easiest way to tone down the calories and saturated fat in your beloved pie is by ratcheting down the amount of meat toppings and loading up the pie with plenty of veggies.    Using my Virtual Pizza Parlor program, you can build your own personalized pizza, starting with the thickness of the crust and adjusting the sauce and toppings, to see how the calories and nutrients slice up per serving.  The results are dramatic!

Have fun,
                                                  Follow Joan on Twitter at:  joansalgeblake

Originally published on the blog Nutrition and You!.
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Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN, is a clinical associate professor and registered dietitian at Boston University in the Nutrition Program. Joan is the author of Nutrition &You, 2nd Edition, More »

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