USDA Releases Pizza Survey

Photo: Liz Barrett

Pizza data was released the other day by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in conjunction with the Food Surveys Research Group. While it appears that the survey took place between 2007 and 2010, it still lends important insights into the eating patterns and nutritional content of pizza, according to USDA findings.

The survey, which polled more than 17,000 people, found, among other things:

  • One in eight Americans (or 13%) consumed pizza on any given day.
  • A higher percentage of males consumed pizza than females on any given day.
  • More than half (59%) of pizza consumption occurs in the home.
  • For adults, the majority of pizza was consumed at dinner, while for children the distribution was similar for lunch and dinner.

To view the survey results in their entirety, click here.