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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

Building Healthy Children

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As parents, we all want the best for our little ones, especially when it comes to their nutrition. Good nutrition practices that will last a lifetime are established early which is why the early feeding experiences we give our small children are so important. Here are some simple yet powerful family strategies to put your children on a path to good health for life.

1) Have family meal time

It does not matter if you only manage to achieve this once each week, but the very simple act of families coming together over food has a powerful health impact even above and beyond the basic nutritional benefits. Research shows that families who sit down to enjoy a meal together on four occasions throughout the week have teenagers who perform better at school and have higher psychosocial functioning. Such findings would suggest that there is something very special about the way families communicate over a meal so even if you can only mange it a couple of times during the week, sit down to eat dinner together as a family, with the television switched off.

2) Eat the way you want them to eat

If you do not eat well, is it surprising that your children do not either? While a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ may seem fair to you, the truth is that children become like their parents, which basically means that if you are fit and healthy, your children will be too. Start to look after your own body by feeding it good quality food and moving it regularly.

3) If you don’t want them to eat it, don’t buy it

Sure you may have foods at home that are ‘adults only’ but on the whole well balanced meals and snacks should be the focus for all family members. This also means that if there are foods you know your kids should not be eating, it is best to not keep them in the house. Excuses of ‘but they are for guests’, or, ‘they are for special occasions’ are ignoring the fact that keeping poor quality, high fat, high calorie foods at home, in large volumes, basically means that you will eat them. If you don’t want your family to eat them, don’t buy them.

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4) Be active as a family

While shopping centres and the movies may be filled with families during weekends and school holidays, it should be remembered that the more recreational time that is spent outdoors, the better. Not only will you move more when you take a trip to the beach, park, bush or outdoor activity but you also tend to be less seduced by the foods for sale at ‘family’ type activity venues. Commit to getting outdoors and into nature as a family at least once a month and instill this appreciation in your own children.

5) Don’t be afraid to be firm

Somewhere between the 1980’s and 1990’s some parents forgot that it is their role to be directive and firm with their children, particularly in relation to their eating. Making separate meals for different children, only buying foods that their children ask for and perhaps not insisting that various dietary habits such as eating vegetables be adhered to have resulted in a cohort of children who eat a limited variety of foods. Try not to be afraid to take control of the food environment in your home – only stock foods that you know your children need to be eaten and prepare one nutritious meal for the family each night. Not only does this ensure that the children learn to eat a range of different foods but it helps to avoid kids negotiating to eat pasta, chicken nuggets, toast and fruit instead of dinner.

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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.