The 20th anniversary edition is the biggest and best yet!  It:

Has everything you need to know to eat well and feel healthy

Is your complete guide to nutrition

Is now in its fifth edition – revised and updated

Has sold almost half a million copies

Offers you attractive magazine-style layouts and colour photographs.

This edition gives you even more

Revised and expanded, the latest edition reflects the advances in nutrition thinking over the past decade and covers the headline issues such as additives, antioxidants, food allergies, vitamins, fast food and organic food as well as the day to day issues which concern us – how much saturated and trans fat we eat, what to eat to maintain a healthy weight, and how to decipher what’s on a food label.

Attractive magazine-style format

Nutrition for Life is written in a magazine-style format where each section stands on its own and can be read independently of the others. There are menu guides, shopping lists, diet tips to improve your own eating, food tables and lots of easy how-to food swaps.

A best-seller and often-quoted book


-The power of food – How nutrition fights ill health, 10 key steps to healthy eating, Healthy shopping guide

-What your body needs for health – The 7 vital nutrients

-The big four: fat, fibre, sugar and salt

-Food issues and what you should know about them

-Current cuisine – Vegetarian, Ethnic eating, Health food, Herbal supplements, Fast food

-Body matters – How healthy is your weight, Fat loss strategies, Diet aids, Popular diets evaluated

-Smart shopper – A shopper’s guide to reading labels, Food additives

-Special diets for medical conditions

-Nutrition glossary

-Nutrition directory to organisations and resources


Praise for Nutrition for Life:


“This book was my primary reference tool of choice when studying food and nutrition many years ago. So pleased it’s still around and in demand. I continue to find it a very practical and highly useful resource.” 

– Michelle McCallum, Colour Design Studio


“I found Nutrition for Life very informative, visually appealing and even my fifteen year old daughter occasionally seeks information on nutrition in this book.”

– Stefanie Suryak, Materials Control Officer, OTEN M & D


“The smart, sexy addition to your bookshelf.”

– Steve Dow, Healthy & Medical Writer, Sun Herald


“If I were only going to buy one book on nutrition, this would be it. It is up-to date with sensible Australian information.”

– Parents and Children Magazine


“A sensible clearly written and comprehensive guide to getting the most out of food.”

– The Age, Melbourne


Hardie Grant Books 2006

Soft cover  250 pages

ISBN  1-74066-332-2


Prefer to buy an ebook?

Nutrition for Life is now available for electronic download from Amazon and the Apple ibookstore for ipad, iphone or ipod touch. Full colour, same text, easy-to-read format, searchable. Around half the price of the hard copy.


From Amazon for their Kindle reader. 

You can download the Kindle software for free to your PC, Mac, ipad or iphone which will enable you to purchase Kindle books in Australia and New Zealand as well as North America. It is excellent, seamless and very readable. Here’s how to find out how to download the free Kindle software for your PC for Windows XP, Vista or 2010.

Check out Catherine’s Author Page on Amazon. Nutrition for Life Kindle ebook costs $14.99


From the Apple ibookstore for your iPad or iPhone

Go to iTunes and download the free app called iBooks which includes the iBookstore, where you can purchase and download ebooks. Simply click on this link OR search for “Catherine Saxelby”. Nutrition for Life is on sale for $14.99 as an ebook.