Motherfood: The Science, Art and Practice of Nourishing Maternal Foodways

Book Author & Illustrator Vanessa Clarkson & Jacinta Moore
Rights Available World excl. NZ

An essential guide to nourishing a woman before, during and after pregnancy that is in harmony with preserving the planet. A beautiful cloth-covered edition ― the perfect keepsake for a special mother-to-be. Including comprehensive advice on health and nutrition; optimising fertility; and ensuring pregnancy and the post-partum period are mindful of self-care and nurturing (and not just all about the baby). Author is a registered nutritionist and well-known ‘expert’ on health and well-being for mothers and babies. Contains over 40 inspiring, well-balanced, plant-based wholefood recipes. Nutrient-filled breakfasts, substantial main meals, moreish snacks and nourishing desserts with minimal use of refined sugars.

Vanessa Clarkson’s first book Real Food for Babies and Toddlers won the Smallish Parenting magazine award for Best Family Cookbook.

About the Author
Vanessa A. Clarkson is a registered nutritionist with over 15 years’ experience, specialising in infant, child and maternal nutrition, plant-based diets, sustainability and food systems. She attained a first-class honours degree in dietetics and a masters degree with distinction in food policy and has worked across sectors including governments, public agencies, non-profit organisations, academic institutions and food businesses to support a transition to a healthier food system that nourishes people and the planet. Her recipes and commentary have been widely published in national media outlets in the UK and Australia, where she has advocated for the importance of traditional foods that bring us pleasure and connection, beyond nourishment. Mother of three boys and works, writes, cooks and grows on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne.


Bateman Books


240 x 190mm

Hardback, cloth cover


Parenting, Health, Cooking

Publication Date
October 2022

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Paul Bateman, David Bateman Ltd

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