The research programme is organised into three main strands, on 'Pregnancy and Motherhood', 'Childhood and Family Life' and 'Family and Community'. There are also two 'time-line' projects, investigating changing families and food via a range of quantitative and qualitative sources, and two international comparisons, focusing on families and food in Japan and Eastern Europe. This structure is intended to encourage links between projects, both at the strand and programme level. A number of cross-cutting themese have also been identified in order to encourage dialogue across all of the projects.