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NEW FOOD PACKAGING IN STORE NOW

From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

  • CURRENT Packaging
  • new Packaging

We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
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5 Nutrition Tips For Australian Mums

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Mums! Your nutrition is important. As any mother will know – whether she means to or not – the kids, the husband, the work, the friends and everything else tends to come before her own needs and as a result before her own health.

While easier said than done – as a mother, partner or carer – prioritising your own health and fitness is imperative to maintaining the energy you need on a daily basis to optimally care for your loved ones. If you are struggling to be at your best each day, below are some simple steps to take towards self-care.

Commit to eating your meals

For many mums their food day starts off on the wrong foot. This happens when they choose to feed their children before themselves, skip lunch in favour of coffee and find themselves binging at 3pm once the day draws to a close. While days with children, errands and activities are busy and much time tends to be spent in the car, it is important you begin each day with a protein-rich breakfast and allocate time for lunch to prevent overeating in the afternoon.

Eat breakfast before you feed the kids

A traditional approach from any mother is to feed her children before she feeds herself – especially at breakfast. However, mums who eat their breakfast as soon as they get up in the morning, rather than feeding the children first, will find themselves in a much better position both physically and hormonally. Eating breakfast as early as possible is crucial for weight control and actively shows children that mum and her needs are as important as theirs – which is important for kids to learn.

No kid’s scraps

Picking at leftovers and snacking during food preparation tends to be a dietary issue for all of us. This is even more so for mothers who have not eaten well and find themselves nibbling on kids food all day. Half a sandwich here, a few pieces of apple there and before you know it you have eaten an entire extra meals worth of calories without even realising it. Be mindful and aware of where extras may slip into your day and make a concerted effort to eat only at meal or snack times rather than grazing constantly on extras that you may not even be all that hungry for.

Only one dinner

Long working days’ mean families operate with two dinners times – dinner one for the children and dinner two later in the evening once the kids are in bed. Mums tend to be hungry before their second 8pm or 9pm dinner and eat a little at 5pm or 6pm before eating again with their partner later in the evening. Be aware of this being an issue from both a calorie and digestion perspective, as it really is better to eat your main meal before 8pm at night.

Watch the coffee dates

Women love to meet over coffee which is no problem unless one coffee regularly becomes multiple coffees and cakes to match. It only takes one member of the coffee club who enjoys a sweet treat to encourage all members to go off track with their diets. For this reason, be mindful of not only how often you have coffee with friends, but what you may also be eating as part of that experience.

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.
  • Having a balanced diet when breastfeeding is also important. Infant Formulas should only be used after you’ve sought advice from a doctor or health practitioner.
  • A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse and introducing partial bottle feeding may reduce the supply of breast milk. It is also wise to consider the cost of infant formula.
  • If you use infant formula, all preparation and feeding instructions must be followed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important for your baby’s health.