U.S.: foods considered healthier by the public than by experts 2016, by category

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted in the United States in 2016. U.S. consumers and nutritionists were asked which foods they consider as healthy. According to the report, approximately 71 percent of the "public" respondents considered the granola bar as healthy, in contrast to 28 percent of the "expert" respondents.

Foods considered healthier by the public than by experts in the United States in 2016, by category

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Release date

July 2016


United States

Survey time period

May 18 to 19, 2016

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

U.S. registered voters

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Based on a sample size of 672 nutritionists who were members of the American Society for Nutrition. The survey was conducted from June 14 to June 22, 2016.
** Share of respondents who described a food as healthy.

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