USDA: 1 in 8 Americans will eat pizza today

SHARE USDA: 1 in 8 Americans will eat pizza today

Americans sure do love their pizza, whether it’s deep dish, thin crust, cut in squares, or a Totino’s straight out of the microwave (only when you’re desperate), according to a study released by the USDA.

The study, conducted by the Food Surveys Research Group, provides some unhealthy insights into our eating habits.

One in eight Americans will eat pizza today, but one quarter of all males ages 6-19 will eat pizza today.

Pizza consumption definitely peaks during the teenage years, then slowly declines. That doesn’t make much sense, because older folks generally have more disposable income, which means they’d be able to afford good pizza, instead of the nasty, cardboard-like stuff the teenagers are eating in school cafeterias.

Here’s the total breakdown:

One of the more shocking pieces here is the breakdown of when people are eating their pizza. Yes, a majority of it is consumed during lunch and dinner, but 10 to 11 percent of people have it for a snack. That’s one heavy, saucy and greasy snack. Surely that has something to do with why more than a third of adults are obese, according to the CDC.

And obviously, we have to ask:

Did you eat pizza today? And yes, pizza rolls count.

The Latest
We urge lawmakers to approve Karina’s Bill, legislation named in memory of domestic violence victim Karina González.
Daughter is starting to feel it’s unhealthy to keep helping her selfish, dishonest mom through her medical crises.
DeShields had 14 points, shooting 7-for-12 from the field, three steals and two rebounds in the Sky’s opener. It was her first game back in good health in two years.
They were standing near the sidewalk around 7:30 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Quincy Street when a black Kia drove by and someone from inside the car opened fire