Do you think pizzas should be smaller?

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PIZZAS and pies in restaurants look set to shrink because of plans to tackle child obesity.

Health bosses say chefs need to make sure pies don’t contain more than 695 calories, and pizzas should be under 928 calories. It’s thought restaurants will have to shrink their pizzas or change the recipes to cut back on the calories.

For instance, right now, all the Romana pizzas at Pizza Express are over this calorie limit, apart from vegan pizzas, which don’t have cheese. The amount of energy in an item of food or drink is measured in calories. You need lots of energy and nutrients from a healthy, balanced diet because you’re still growing. A ten-year-old needs around 2,000 calories a day, but the amount can vary depending on how active you are.

When we eat and drink more calories than we use up, our bodies store the excess as body fat. If this continues over time we may put on weight.

Figures out this week show that severe obesity among England’s 10 and 11-year-olds is at record levels, affecting more than 24,000 children. This can lead to disease later in life. That’s why the Government wants to cut calories in ready meals, pizzas and savoury snacks by a fifth by 2024. The full plans are due to be announced in the spring.

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dotbaker · 3 years ago

I don’t think that pizzas should be made smaller, because it’s up to us to control what we eat, and for people who are not overweight, it may not be enough, and you might still be hungry

potter2007 · 3 years ago

No because people should be able to have freedom on how many calories they eat- it is there choise

88unicorn · 3 years ago

I think pizzas should be smaller because obesity is a large problem now and reducing the size of pizza should help to control how much we eat.

drummercmd · 3 years ago

Quite a lot of people will just be mad if pizzas get smaller so its not the greatest of thoughts. Also, as we get older we have to control our bodies. So we can choose whether to eat healthily or unhealthily. And finally, like dotbaker said, it may not be enough, and we may sill be hungry.

xx_puppys · 3 years ago

More recently people have started loving pizza. We all think that it can lead to obesity, although pizza can be very healthy as it consists of many carbohydrates and vegetables. So in result I believe that pizzas should get bigger due to the fact of bigger families.

qwazzy · 3 years ago

I think pizza should be smaller because obesity crisis will occur and we will have to start rationing. Everyone should live healthy. It should also be stopped because it has a high amount of sugar, salt and saturates.

jp11_2006 · 3 years ago

Yes because many children would find it hard to put health before indulgence which causes many problems for them physically and emotionally as it my lead to bullying.

dreamer44 · 3 years ago

I think they should get smaller... even if it's only by one inch. Pizzas are really over-the-top these days and that is not helping. The stuffed crust pizzas are enormous sometimes- it also doesn't help pies are bursting with their fillings.

tom1970 · 3 years ago

I think that pizzas on kids menu should be shrunk but adult menu pizzas should NOT be shrunk

tom1970 · 3 years ago

dotbaker · 18 hours ago
I don’t think that pizzas should be made smaller, because it’s up to us to control what we eat, and for people who are not overweight, it may not be enough, and you might still be hungry
I agree

ananyaa21 · 3 years ago

Pizza should be made smaller, as obesity is a very big problem, and it can be caused by pizza.

hope12 · 3 years ago

I think yes they should be made smaller because if you think about it if you are at home your parents wouldn't let you you have a whole pizza so why should they at a restaurant?Also if you are hungry you can go for a healthier meal with more of it.

joep101 · 3 years ago

I do think pizzas should be banned. I think this because pizzas hazard us to go well over 2000 calories. If you eat an average pizza, you have already eaten nearly 50% of your daily allowance. It's ridiculous!

natalija · 3 years ago

It depends on what size pizza the person wants and how hungry they are. If pizzas were smaller, it wouldn't suit everyone who likes it.

bobalob · 3 years ago

No, because my opinion is that pizza actually isn't big enough never mind being smaller!

crazyfish6 · 3 years ago

I am disgusted by he fact that people eat all these horrible, fatty foods like pizza and don't care about what it's doing to there body. For example, people eat lots of sweet things in there lunch boxes in my school where as I just have fruit and veg. People need to start worrying about the effect this is having on there body. When I am older, I will probably be one of the only people with a healthy weight in oxfordshire!
#under1000calories

chahou · 3 years ago

It is pointless; people will just buy more or make their own. Also, some people will only have pizzas as a treat and making them smaller will just mean those people have them more often because they are smaller. Finally, the prices will go down meaning that homeless or poor people can afford them and they are hot which will just cause more obesity.

shadow14 · 3 years ago

I don’t think pizzas should be smaller because:
1. You don’t have to eat it all
2. They have always been quite big
I think there should be a children’s menu recommended for kids under 12 years of age. Also we should be able to control what we eat and how much.

moph · 3 years ago

I think pizzas should be the same size (if not bigger) because it's our food and we know how much food we want!

catonclan · 3 years ago

I think pizza should be made smaller because I think that childhood and adulthood obesity is a big problem that we need to take as soon as possible.

doggydzz · 3 years ago

I don't think pizzas should be smaller because people can't choose how much of what food we eat.

mimpi123 · 3 years ago

love pizza and it should never be smaller because you can share it as it is.

jakedogo · 3 years ago

I think they should be smaller because my school is right opposite a pizza restaurant and every day I see people going in. The pizzas they make there are very generous, and I see the same people going in everyday. If we want to tackle child obesity, then we should make them smaller

munchie26 · 3 years ago

I think that it would be a good idea to make pizzas smaller because it would hopefully make child obesity
Go down in the country but otherwise some people may just buy two small pizzas instead of one

habbot07 · 3 years ago

I think that pizzas should be smaller because sometimes children are not able to finish the pizza.That would be a waste of money and food.

hermione9 · 3 years ago

I love pizza, but it's good that I'm not having too many calories.We can still enjoy pizza.They're just going to make cute ones.

poppypapa · 3 years ago

I think pizzas should be smaller because people are wasting pizzas

darth_bob · 3 years ago

I think that they should make them smaller but also make them cheaper as well because if you are lowering the amount of calories by a fifth then you should change the price as well. The error of that then is that people might buy another one when they are overweight. I think that instead of making the food less, they should make people do more exercise as that makes you fit as well.

bunkins · 3 years ago

I think pizzas should become smaller because obesity is a big problem!
Lots of people love pizza and are at an okay weight but others can really eat too much pizza and get obese.
I hope nobody is offended by this comment...
Thanks!

bunkins · 3 years ago

I think pizzas should become smaller because obesity is a big problem!
Lots of people love pizza and are at an okay weight but others can really eat too much pizza and get obese.
I hope nobody is offended by this comment...
Thanks!

mrfrosty · 3 years ago

I think that pizzas should not be smaller because people who are overweight should just eat half and the people who are not overweight can eat the whole pizza.

bigfatcat · 3 years ago

First of all I don’t like pizza so ? I don’t really mind but if you think about it, pizza’s would be better off smaller because we don’t want people getting overweight and for the delivering when you have a smaller delivery ? less cardboard used so it would be good for the environment too, in a way.

ceejay101 · 3 years ago

What about the people who are not obese? It’s up to anyone what they eat. So pizzas should not shrink

greenpanda · 3 years ago

No, I don't think pizzas and pies should be smaller because people might enjoy having a larger portion, and it is up to people to choose how much they eat. Obese people have made their own choices, so it's up to them to watch their eating amounts.

loveeslime · 3 years ago

Excuse me but I really like pizza how about changing the ingredients to healthier choices.

fluffy14 · 3 years ago

no because the people that want the pizzas smaller could ask for them to be smaller than the average size pizza that they would get otherwise, some people may chose to eat healthily and others not.

turkey2006 · 3 years ago

In my opinion i think that pizzas shouldn't shrink because they are lovely and great. It is true that people get obese but pizzas are great so no point of shrinking it.

brownie12 · 3 years ago

No pizzas or pies should not be smaller because we can pick what we eat. It's simple, if a customer wants a big pizza that's what you give them if a customer wants a small pizza that's what you give them!!!! If I ever I walk into a a shop and I am refused the portion if my choice I would with out a fuss go buy my product from some where else.

meadwaym · 3 years ago

I agree with natalija

smile2424 · 3 years ago

I voted yes because when you are younger, you cannot fathom the true destruction demonic foods such as pizza cause, and you can do little about it due to the puny weak bodies of your child structure, and can’t stop eating due to the underdeveloped prefrontal cortex banishing you from making rationalised and reasoned judgment calls. Furthermore, many parents are unaware of the truly malignant nature of these processed goods and do not take the measures to cut them out of the innocent child’s life. Over all the government should take the measures to protect these young eaters and make the world safer for youngsters in the UK. Thank you for reading xx

smile2424 · 3 years ago

ALSO after reading these comments I realise I may be on the incorrect site to post my political views on pizza, but many have said people can choose their own size but I say you are WRONG. Have you not heard of bad choise making? Perphaps it is your underdeveloped brains making such uneducated comments but no need to panic, I am here to help.

farmer · 3 years ago

I think pizzas should be smaller because not everyone can eat a whole one which means there will be scraps and that will probably attract rats plus you still have to pay the full amount of money.

kat · 3 years ago

I think that pizzas should become smaller, because even though it is up to us to choose how we eat, people are taking less and less care of their bodies, so it's up to other people to help those who are obese or overweight.

krabbit38 · 3 years ago

I think that pizzas should be smaller because they are unhealthy. (Not saying that I don’t like them !)??

krabbit38 · 3 years ago

I think that pizzas should be smaller because they are unhealthy. (Not saying that I don’t like them !)???

totter454 · 3 years ago

I think that they should be smaller because sometimes I cannot eat it all ?

catsam435 · 3 years ago

NOOOOOO!!!!!!! Of course not!says the??‍⚖️( I made that up.

amepower17 · 3 years ago

I don’t think pizza should be smaller a just think that you can control what you eat and if you can’t just eat healthily the day you get the pizza.Or you could substitute things for pizza eg:flatbread instead of dough

hagrid · 3 years ago

I think the pizzas and pies should stay the same size because it is up to the parents and the child to tackle the problem. It's like having one child doing something wrong and punishing the whole school which is so unfair.

hagrid · 3 years ago

I respect what kat said earlier but at the end of the day, if they want to be overweight thet them be. It's there fault if they get heath problems.

penguin2 · 3 years ago

I don't think pizzas and pie should get smaller It should be up to us what we eat but maybe there should be a warning and a choice to have the heathier option of a smaller size.

cleverclog · 3 years ago

I think yes because lots of pizza is wasted because they are huge and people loose appetite after a while. I people want more pizza, they will have to pay more which will make them more reluctant to buy more and get fat.

unicorn36 · 3 years ago

I think pizzas should be smaller because you might think that you are just eating a small pizza and it won't do you any harm but it is actually very high in calories

skateuk · 3 years ago

i don't think so.
pizza is a great food that everyone loves, and to make them smaller would just disappoint people.
already at some places kids have no choice and are given tiny pizzas.

mollyboo8 · 3 years ago

NO WAY I LOVE PIZZAS AL MOST AS MUCH AS MY BROTHER AND HE LOVES PIZZAS!

mollyboo8 · 3 years ago

WHICH MEANS I WON'T GET ENOUGH PIZZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

molly67 · 3 years ago

No,becuase we choose what we eat and people shouldnt be doing it for us because it is our choice.

frog3001 · 3 years ago

do you know how much fat is in a pizza???!!!!!!!!!!!!!

reader985 · 3 years ago

I like diabetes.

anjakf · 3 years ago

No because people will just buy 2 and therefore they will be consuming more. Its up to us to understand how many calories we consume and control it.

jesusrules · 3 years ago

i think that people should have smaller pizzas but have like a smaller, medium and large one, to prevent obesity, but if you are still hungry you aren't wasting away. (:

dwfangirl · 3 years ago

I don't think that pizzas should be made smaller. people can control what they eat and how many calories they absorb. it is up to them to decide whether or not they want to be obese. also, for those who aren't, it might not be enough. @DWFangirl

essy101 · 3 years ago

Whats not to like about pizza

joshlapp07 · 3 years ago

NO!!! I LOVE pizza!

Nam123 · 3 years ago

They are tasty and delectable. They are fine the way they are.

heh · 3 years ago

I don't know!!!! Sometimes kids don't eat all their food so it all goes to waste, but they're so yummy! Pizza is fine, but MAYBE burgers need to be a bit smaller, if kids are eating. They should do a small kids burger and a normal sized burger for adults.

flossingg · 3 years ago

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aoifeh · 3 years ago

no because what if people are hungry they are paying double amount of money as they usually do because you have to pay for a another pizza

zarla_101 · 3 years ago

A great idea to motivate people to be healthier. Portion sizes are actually scientifically too large; we don't need that much food and we don't realise! We may feel hungry after a small pizza, but that's because we need to be weened off large portions.

molly67 · 2 years ago

No because it is upto us of how much we eat.

lottielove · 2 years ago

YES, I can HARDLY manage three pieces of dominoes pizza and I'm 10! Not if they are already small pizzas though.

vvvv · 2 years ago

There are such things as small pizzas, and buying lots of those is more expensive than one big. People usually share large pizzas.

vvvv · 2 years ago

Umm... do people buy big pizzas and actually eat the whole thing? Wow...

opr · 2 years ago

But what about family meals? You would need more pizza to feed the whole family!

trudie · 2 years ago

Pizza is just pizza if you can't eat all of it share it or buy a smaller one if you know your going to eat it plz don't waste food

redrubyguy · 2 years ago

No.