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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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Food Swaps: Alternatives to Kids Unhealthy Favourites

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While children may prefer some common unhealthy foods, there are many simple, healthy swaps that can improve their diet significantly and help develop positive food habits.

Here are some simple alternatives that you can buy on your next trip to the supermarket:

Switch high-fibre white bread to wholemeal or multigrain bread

Children will eat the bread that you stock at home, so if you buy high-fibre white bread, they will keep wanting and asking for it. When it comes to bread, while high-fibre white is a better option than plain white bread, it is not a healthy option in comparison to wholemeal or multigrain bread. Wholegrain loaves of bread contain more nutrients and are always the preferred option when it comes to any kind of cereal or grain.

Switch fruit yoghurt to natural yoghurt

It’s always a challenge to find a children’s yoghurt that does not contain added sugar — with the average yoghurt tub containing over two teaspoons of sugar. The greater sugar intake children have in their diet, the higher their sugar craving will be. For this reason, a better option nutritionally is a natural yoghurt served with fresh fruit.

Switch ice-cream to frozen yoghurt

Of course, small children love ice-cream, they love any sweet food just as most adults do but the best thing about yoghurt is that it can be frozen into individual ice-blocks and is a much more nutritious option than ice-cream. If you are looking for a little more sweetness than plain yoghurt offers, try adding your own fruit or a little honey or try some of the new lower sugar yoghurts that mean kids will still have a treat minus the extra sugar.

Switch dried fruit to frozen fruit

Dried fruit is a popular option and can be a concentrated source of sugars for small children. A much lower sugar option that retains the nutrients that fruit offers is to simply freeze fruits such as grapes and bananas for children to enjoy as an icy sweet treat without the energy density of dried fruits that are easier to overeat. Frozen pieces of bananas, grapes cut in half and berries are all delicious frozen.

Switch biscuits to homemade treats

The mix of sugar, oil and white flour that most biscuits are made of adds little nutritionally to the diets of small children. On the other hand, homemade mini muffins, energy bliss balls and homemade banana bread are all simple to make options that can be easily frozen. And, they are much healthier than processed packaged snack foods.

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.