What’s On Your Plate?

Ideas about healthy eating have changed over time. In the exhibit we ask you to match “healthy” meals to their decade of origin. Check out the posts below for access to some of the original recipes, facts and figures about the ideas and foods represented, and other trivia related to these meals!

1900: Plain American fare

1920: Jazzing up the dinner table

1940: Making a little go a long way

1950: Prosperity and preservatives

1970: From veal to vegetarian

1990: America steps on the scale

and for fun:

Create Your Plate Activity

The Making of Our Meals – A Food Styling Adventure