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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

How to Get Kids in the Kitchen

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Do you remember spending time in the kitchen with your mum or nanna? Or, maybe you took cooking classes one school holidays? Fast forward 20 to 30 years and in the midst of such busy lives, it is not uncommon to see teenagers who cannot even prepare their own breakfast, let alone an entire meal!

So, how can you ensure that your little ones have some experience in cooking and preparing food? It’s easy, just get them involved early so they learn it is normal to cook and prepare healthy meals and snacks at home.

1. Take the time

Lack of time is often the greatest barrier that gets in the way of all the things we want to do with our kids. When it comes to involving children in food preparation you do not need to spend hours. Rather, let them watch when you are cooking or preparing food and talk them through the process. Small children love putting food away and watching adults chop and cook. While cooking, you can sit them up in their high chair or booster seat and chat to them and you will also find the cooking process is more enjoyable when you are sharing the experience with them.

2. Think of cooking as an activity

Busy parents are often scrambling to find cheap activities for children to fill a few hours during the day, and there is no better activity than baking. Mixing ingredients, licking the bowl, and watching the cakes, muffins and biscuits bake are all fabulous activities for small children that not only teach them about cooking, but also about healthy eating.

3. Grow something

You may have space for a veggie patch, or even a single pot for some baby tomatoes. Either way, growing something from a seedling is one of the most exciting, and relatively cheap activities small children are interested in. For less than $20, you can buy a pot, soil and a seedling and each day take the time to water and check on the growth. Even more importantly, children are more likely to eat foods they have been involved in growing.

4. Get dad involved

Not always, but often mums are doing the hard work in the kitchen, but getting dad in the kitchen at least once a week, even if it is for an old-fashioned BBQ is an extremely good modelling opportunity, especially for little boys. When small children see parents doing the same thing every day, they tend to become a lose focus with what is going on. On the other hand, when the other parent makes a celebrity appearance it is a great opportunity to try and learn new things.

5. Shop with them

It can be a nightmare to shop with small children, but taking time to visit fresh produce markets and choose ingredients with the goal of preparing a special meal is a great hands-on learning opportunity for small children. When those ingredients are then used to make a child-friendly meal, such as homemade pizza, vegetable chips, or fresh muffins, children learn to enjoy the process of buying, preparing and eating healthy foods.

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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.