This is Science Today. Passing grandma's recipes down
to later generations has more worth than just sentimental
value. Joanne Ikeda, a University of California, Berkeley
nutritionist, says there's a lot of nutritional value
in these recipes, since older generations consumed
Ikeda: The tradition of eating greens has not
necessarily continued down the generation. It may
be what happens is the moms and the daughters tend
to eat the greens when they go to grandma's house
but they don't really prepare them for themselves.
Narrator: In a nutrition study focusing on
African-American women, Ikeda reports younger women
say they would eat more greens if they knew how to
make them tastier.
Ikeda: Now the grandmothers know this, but
it looks like they need to pass this down to the granddaughters.
We're concerned that this wonderful tradition of eating
greens may leave once this generation has passed.
So, we'd really like to see more of an emphasis on
handing this down to the mothers and the daughters.
Narrator: For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.