One out of every eight Americans will eat pizza today, according to a nutritionist (someone who studies the science of food) from the federal (national) government agency that tracks (follows; analyzes) such things, the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Among teenage boys, that number is twice as high – 25% will eat pizza today!
Most people eat pizza for dinner. Since people buy big pizzas, there are usually leftovers (extra food from a meal that you keep to eat at another meal).
And when do people eat their leftovers?
Surprisingly, at breakfast. This is especially true for children: four percent of all American children eat pizza for breakfast. Amazing, but true.
Pizza has an important part of popular culture in the U.S. When I was in high school, I used to eat pizza all the time (like most teenage boys, we now know). On Friday and Saturday nights, my friends and I would often go to a pizza joint (informal term for a restaurant or bar) to eat pizza and spend the night talking.
In fact, in the late 1970s when I was in high school, pizza places (restaurants) were popular with teenage boys for another reason – video games. Many pizza restaurants had videos game machines, providing the owners of the restaurant with another way to make money, and teenage boys with another way to pass the time.
Did you eat pizza today?