Monday, February 9, 2015

National Pizza Day

Last week while I was online, I learned that today (February 9th) is National Pizza Day.  Immediately I visualized all the pizza boxes piled high by the trash bins in the basement of my building.  To celebrate today’s holiday, I would like to share some pizza consumption statistics in America.

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One year ago the Department of Agriculture published a report detailing Americans consumption of pizza.  Below are some of the reports highlights:

·         Approximately one in eight Americans eat pizza in any given day.  Males tend to eat more pizza than females in just about every age group. More than one-quarter of males between the ages of 6 and 19 consume pizza every day.

·         Americans spend an estimated $37 billion a year on pizza – a third of the global pizza market.

·         Pizza for adults is predominately eaten at dinner, while 58% of pizza consumption for teens and under is for lunches, snacking and breakfasts (e.g., “Bagel Bites”).

·         The number of calories an adult consumes in a typical pizza eating session is 744.  Note: A McDonald’s Double Quarter-Pounder with Cheese is 750 calories. 

Will you be celebrating National Pizza Day tonight? 

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