The New York Times just published some great statistics on what American public thinks is healthy food and what nutritionists consider healthy. There are some interesting areas of agreement and disagreement between the two groups, but the article only hints at the importance of the historical element in this discussion, noting that it takes time for popular and scientific opinion to synch up.
What it does not suggest is that the opinions of medical and nutritional experts on the health value of foods have fluctuated through the years. Check out our other posts for some background on eating healthily, decade by decade. Or visit the exhibition to play with our wheel of meals!