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The CSIRO Women's Health and Nutrition Guide offers research-based advice on the critical role of lifelong healthy eating as the cornerstone of overall good health. In the book, we encourage people to think about food as a way to nourish their bodies for health and wellness instead of denying themselves and restricting eating.

The whole family will be asking for seconds of this strawberry crumble ©  Pan Macmillan

You won't find the word 'diet' in this book!

Instead we provide realistic/achievable, evidence-based information, to support readers to enjoy a balanced and nutritious approach to eating, food and meals the advice in this book is achievable now and into the long term. 

There is more of a focus on behavioural change strategies including practical advice on how to form lifelong healthy habits and break the ones that are less healthy. 

The book details the unique health considerations at different life stages including teenage years, fertility, pregnancy and ageing and highlights some key nutrients our bodies need to thrive and prevent lifestyle diseases.

The key message of this book is that the joy of eating fresh, nourishing food can be your focus, rather than worrying about individual nutrients, counting calories, restriction and deprivation.

By eating a variety of foods that mostly fit into the core food groups you are well on the way to meeting your body’s needs. 

Crispy Salmon is one of 80 nutrition recipes that can be found in the CSIRO Women's Health Guide ©  Pan Macmillian

You will find 80 delicious recipes that are split into easy weekday recipes and slightly more complex weekend recipes when you might have a little more time to spend in the kitchen.

We have a section on "making it real" with tips on:

  • how to tweak recipes to make them appealing to all taste buds
  • batch cooking
  • how to make sustainable food choices
  • tips for eating out.

Purchase the book

Purchase the CSIRO Women's Health Guide in all good bookstores or through CSIRO Publishing.

Print or digital versions also available through Pan Macmillan.



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