“Family was just closer.”
Barbara Blake is also the grandmother of one of my friends. I am very lucky to know people spread across America, and to have their trust to connect me to their family elders. Barbara describes a way of life that the Pew Research Center is concerned about — family dinner. She feels that family was closer, and that family dinner was an important part of that. Not only does Pew agree, but I have noticed this in my own life. We explain in this interview.
Here is the article about healthier eating due to family dinner: https://news.uoguelph.ca/2018/11/family-dinners-improve-teens-eating-habits-no-matter-how-well-family-functions-new-u-of-g-study-finds/