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Food Vantage Friday

This week's lucky "winner"... Pizza Hut Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza!

WHS reader David Lawrence sent me an article titled "Pizza Hut's novel Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza is every kid's dream food", together with this Australian creation is indeed quite a beauty.  Not alone is the crust made from Doritos chips-- it's besides stuffed amongst cheese.

This pizza is a nutritional disaster.  But let's last honest: it isn't that unlike than regular pizza.  Why would anyone swallow such a thing?  Food reward.

Is it truthful that Doritos pizza is a kid's dream food?  I produce intend it would last specially compelling for children.  Children are to a greater extent than attuned than adults to basic nutrient vantage properties such equally carbohydrate together with fat, together with they besides haven't even together with therefore developed cognitive aversions to specially unhealthy foods.  They are besides highly attuned to "cool" foods that confer social condition inwards their peer group.  Children don't sympathize that they shouldn't swallow Doritos pizza-- they alone sympathize that they similar it.

The clitoris of nutrient vantage on daily demand becomes obvious when nosotros reckon the foods that USA children swallow the virtually of.  Here are the transcend 5 calorie sources for USA children, according to the USDA (1):
  1. Grain-based desserts (cake, cookies)
  2. Pizza
  3. Soda/energy/sports drinks
  4. Yeast breads
  5. Chicken together with chicken mixed dishes (including fried chicken)


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