|When is Cheese Pizza Day?|
|What is Cheese Pizza Day?|
Like many food holidays, including Ice Cream Day and Hotdog Day, National Cheese Pizza Day is designed to celebrate a popular American food just for the sake of it. For many, the holiday simply marks another day to consume this favorite food. On any given day, one out of eight Americans will indulge in a slice-or two. On days when pizza is consumed, it accounts for more than 25% of the eater's daily calorie intake. According to the USDA, a typical slice of cheese pizza (1/8 of a medium pizza) contains 220-370 calories.
Today's cheese pizza is definitely American (with the U.S. producing more than 2 billion pounds of the stuff per year), but the concept of melting cheese on flatbread isn't new. It has been a tradition in Italy for many, many generations. Today, Cheese Pizza Day is celebrated worldwide-a pie that spans the globe.