How Too Much Pizza May Impact Kids' Health

A new study reveals that pizza could have serious long-term implications.
1:44 | 01/19/15

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We have a house alert about kids and pizza. A new stud warns about kids eating too much. From parties to movie night to school lunches no doubt pizza is the all-time favorite. It's been the second largest contributor to calorie and nutrient intake in the U.S. This morning an alarming new study that looked at over a decade of data showing there may be more pizza than you might think. It play as major role of kids' intake of calories and weight gain. Take a look at how two slices of pizza compares to nuggets and French fries. Nearly the same number of calories. According to the researchers pizza can account for more than 20% of a child's daily intake of da calories. Potentially leading to health problems like childhood obesity. Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. We are just having too much of some of the wrong ingredients. But experts say not all slices created equal. Suggesting opting for veg jis, thinner crust or going light on the cheese. If it's done right with the right ingredients. Next time you're little ones are craving a slice, try opening up that oven. Throwing some whole grain to tia with some tomato sauce and light amount of natural cheese. It can be fast. It can be easy and inexpensive and it can be healthy for your kids and their waist lines. For "Good morning America" Reena ninan, ABC news, New York.

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