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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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Ask Susie: Help, My Child Doesn’t Eat Anything

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One of the most common areas of diet concern for parents of young children is in relation to how little they are eating. While fussiness is common at this age, when it appears that a two or three-year-old lives on nothing but air, it can be stressful.

So, here are some facts on the amount young children need to eat daily and when to be alarmed if there is an issue with what your child is eating or not eating.

Remember: Small children do not need a lot of food.

Unlike infants under the age of 12 months and primary school aged children, toddlers aged between two and five years do not need as much food as we think.

Growth has significantly slowed at this age, and therefore they only need at most half to one cup of food at each meal. It is for this reason that young children who drink excessive amounts of milk (more than 500ml each day) or who eat a significant number of calories and meals a day, are often not hungry.

Ask yourself: Are they growing?

One of the easiest ways to tell if your child is eating enough, is if they are growing adequately. While they may appear to live on nothing, if they are tracking along their growth chart and are gaining weight, there is likely no issue at all.

On the other hand, if they are actually losing weight or showing signs of nutritional deficiencies, such as lethargy, tummy issues and stunted growth, it is time to visit a paediatrician.

Ask yourself: Are they eating when they are hungry?

It is completely normal for a toddler to eat a lot at one meal and then very little at others. Therefore, if your child skips a meal here and there, it is not a cause for concern.

Ask yourself: Are you letting them fill up with non-nutritious foods?

Often parents report that their little ones are not eating much. However, a diet assessment can reveal they munch on crackers, fruit bars and plenty of milk and juice through the day, but then reject their meat and veggies at night.

When you only offer nutritious foods and children know that this is all there is, they will eat when they are hungry and stop when they are full.

For more information on children and feeding, see my past articles here:

 

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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.