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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
Home/Nutrition & Recipes/Articles/Infant & Toddler Nutrition/Allergies & Intolerances/Childhood allergies. Part 1. Baby food, diet and fish oil.

Childhood allergies. Part 1. Baby food, diet and fish oil.

 

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Childhood allergies are on the rise and it seems no one knows why. On 16th May The Age newspaper reported that allergies were rising at a rate of 20% per year in Australia. Hitherto innocuous foods in a normal healthy diet, like apples and celery, are now causing allergic reactions in some babies and children. So, what do we know?

The developed world has been very successful at removing bacteria and viruses from its environment. There is a theory that suggests our sophisticated immune systems, with nothing much to do these days, are now easily trigged to react to things that are not actually a threat to us. Many researchers say there is no evidence for this. However, as we mentioned in an earlier blog, Get your baby off to a pure start to life, there is some very interesting and promising research being done in this area that might show there is a basis for the theory.

The first tactic to reduce the risk of allergic disease was to remove allergens, like peanuts etc, from the diet of young children. Unfortunately there is very little evidence, despite decades of research, that this approach has any significant benefits. Furthermore, rates of peanut allergy are very low in those counties like Indonesia or Israel where peanut consumption in pregnancy and very early childhood is unrestricted.

A long-term study is underway to test if “allergenic foods” given to children from weaning will help prevent allergenic disease. Those findings will not be available for another year or so.

So what of additives? It seems that fish oil is one of the ingredients that are in almost everything these days. We know the anti-inflammatory effects of omega3 poly-unsaturated fatty acid are well recognised. However, postnatal intervention studies using fish oil have so far failed to reduce the development of allergic diseases. Preliminary results from an ongoing “infant fish oils study” also suggest no benefit. Daily supplementation of fish oil from birth to 6 months has no observed improvement on early allergic outcomes at 12 months compared with a placebo group.

Note, omega-3 has other benefits and is recognised as an essential fatty acid in the diet of children and adults.

It appears that the avoidance of allergenic foods and the addition of supplements in childhood does not hold a simple answer. Perhaps the solution lies in pregnancy? In part 2 of this article we’ll look at what research is uncovering there.

If you’d like to know more about Bellamy’s Organic baby formula, cereals and our other products click on this link. It will take you straight to our on-line store.

The information in this article was sourced from a paper whose abstract is available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22189254

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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.