Carrie Keys D’Andrea is the Ancel and Margaret Keys’ daughter. They were the pioneers of the Mediterranean Diet and the studies on Epidemiology. 

She was interviewed on April 2015 in Saint Paul (Minnesota). She tells how it is to grow up with two experts of nutrition that were around the world, between Japan and Finland, Minnesota and Southern Italy, to compare the diet of the different populations studied.

The American spouses rediscovered the Mediterranean Diet, proclaimed UNESCO heritage on November 16, 2010, in Naples and later during the ’60 in Cilento. Carrie’s memories are tied to that historical period and that land that had hosted her parents for more than forty years. She is an American woman who looks at Cilento, through the stare of her parents, as an Eldorado of an authentic food and life data-style far away from the American “society of consumptions”. 

Document by: Rossella Galletti, sottotitoli a cura di Rossella Galletti, MedEatResearch-Centro di Ricerche Sociali sulla Dieta Mediterranea, diretto da Marino Niola,
Interview by: Elisabetta Moro e Rossella Galletti
Video by: Rossella Galletti e Davide Mancini
Created: 25-04-2015
Caroline Keys D'Andrea

Caroline Keys D'Andrea

Year: 1940
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota (Stati Uniti d'America)
School: Università
Profession: Pensioner
Languages: Inglese (americano)

Video table of contents

- 00:18 The encounter between two pioneers in the nutrition’s studies
- 02:21 Journey in Italy
- 04:01 Seven Countries Study
- 07:00 At table with Ancel e Margaret Keys
- 13:04 The discover of the Mediterranean Diet
- 17:09 The arrival in Cilento
- 20:07 Less butter and meat vs American Dairy Association
- 22:19 “Mediterranean” or “American” life style?
- 34:34 Memories from Cilento: Delia Morinelli
- 39:13 The friendship between Ancel Keys and Jeremiah Stamler

Geographic information

Country: US
City: Minnesota
Altitude: 379m s.l.m.

Links and attachements


- Keys, A., Honorary Editor (1994). Lessons for Science from the Seven Countries Study. A 35-Year Collaborative Experience in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology. Tokyo: Springer Verlag.

- Keys, A. (1995). The Mediterranean Diet and Public Health: personal reflections. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,61 (suppl.), 1321S-3S.

- Keys, A. (1999). Adventures of a Medical Scientist. Sixty Years of Research in Thirteen Countries. Minneapolis: Crown Printing Inc.

- Keys, A. & M. (1959).  Eat Well and Stay Well. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

- Keys, A., & Haney, M. (1967). The Benevolent Bean. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

- Keys, A. & M. (1975). How to Eat Well and Stay Well: The Mediterranean Way. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

- Moro, E. (2014). La dieta mediterranea. Mito e storia di uno stile di vita. Bologna: Il Mulino.

- Niola, M. (2015). Homo dieteticus. Viaggio nelle tribù alimentary. Bologna: Il Mulino.