The Mediterranean Diet – Historically Healthy! (Part 2 of 4) Tweet Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Kelly Atyeo 0 Comments The Mediterranean diet is rooted in ancient history and was brought to the nutrition world by an American scientist named Ancel Keys who identified the link between this diet and heart health.What he noticed was that the population from poor small towns in southern Italy were in fact healthier than the wealthy folk of New York as well as Italian immigrants. Kelly Atyeo Guest Author Kelly Atyeo is a Professional Home Economist with a background in nutrition and nutrition communication. She is Vice President and co-owner of Creative Sampling Solutions Inc., a food marketing company that creates and executes retail programs and consumer shows related to Eating for Wellness. Kelly is also a health writer, nutrition communication consultant, and public speaker. Through her activities she strives to educate people on nutrition and health, while giving people the tools to make healthy foods a part of their lifestyle.