U.S.: foods considered healthier by experts than by the public 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 89 percent of the "expert" respondents considered quinoa as healthy, in contrast to 58 percent of the "public" respondents.

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

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Release date

July 2016


United States

Survey time period

June 14 to 22, 2016

Number of respondents

672 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

American Society for Nutrition members

Method of interview

Email survey

Supplementary notes

* Based on a sample size of 2,000 U.S. registered voters. The survey was conducted from May 18 and May 19, 2016.
** Share of respondents who described a food as healthy.

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