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As a family business, we know that families come in all shapes and sizes and family members have many differences, both big and small. 

To understand more about families across the UK, we launched the McCain ‘Nation’s Conversations’ report in 2019; a bi-annual research series that celebrates the realities of modern families in the UK as part of our ‘We Are Family’ campaign.

The report series offers fly on the wall access to what families are discussing around their dinner tables and the differing opinions that are expressed – all the while recognising that these differences ultimately bring families closer together at home.

So whether families are talking about last night’s TV viewing or debating world politics, or trying to delve into the mystery of their child’s school day, ‘Nation’s Conversations’ will get under the skin of the emotional impact of these mealtime conversations, and how they bring us closer as a family, over the food we love.

Nations Conversation March 2020
March 2020
Nations Conversation Report 2019
September 2019








McCain, sponsor of the National Portrait Gallery Family Programmes, is proud to have worked with photographer Sian Davey to create a series of photographs that puts families of all shapes and sizes in the spotlight. The ‘We Are Family’ collection aims to show that no matter how diverse families are – from single dads, or two mums, through to grandparents who take on the role of parents, mealtimes remain important, and uniting over food is something they all have in common – no filters, no stereotypes, just a celebration of families as they are today.

To discover more, click the images below or visit the National Portrait Gallery