Leafy greens may include spinach, collards, mustard, kale, and cabbage.Traditionally, many elders eat a large noon meal on Sunday after church.
The structure in African American families is often nuclear and extended with non-related “family” members.
Institutionalization of elders has historically been avoided, with sons and daughters taking on the family caretaker role.
Many African Americans like hearty meals that may include meat, fish, greens, rice, grits, white and sweet potatoes, corn, turnips, eggplant, peanuts, and homemade desserts.
In general, the older generation is more conservative, may have a more traditional view of gender roles, and may shun interracial dating and marriage.
Elders are respected and often provide care for their grandchildren.