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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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A Guide To Good Eating During Pregnancy – Second Trimester

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Hopefully, by the second trimester you are starting to feel a lot better. Chances are your appetite has returned and for many mums the second trimester is the most physically comfortable. While the phrase “eating for two” is a little extreme at this stage you will require an additional 200 to 300 calories each day to support the growth of your baby – this equates to an extra small meal or snack.

Light, nutrient rich snacks which contain roughly 200 to 300 calories include a tub of Greek yoghurt, a slice of wholegrain bread with avocado or some cheese and crackers. Excessive weight gain in pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for both mum and baby. Keep on top of your weight gain and check in with your midwife and obstetrician regularly to ensure you are gaining the right amounts at the right times during your pregnancy.

Iron

Generally speaking, the key nutrients required in pregnancy remain the same during this trimester as the first – with a focus on iron and calcium. If you eat red meat aim to consume a small 100g serve of lean meat at least every second day – and if you are feeling particularly tired, have your iron levels checked for deficiencies.

For vegetarians – who are used to absorbing their iron from sources other than red meat – there is less concern about low iron levels. Remember that eggs, legumes such as baked beans and lentils, and wholegrain breads and breakfast cereals are relatively good sources of iron for vegetarians.

Calcium

While you do not need extra calcium at this time – as the body becomes even better at absorbing it during pregnancy – be sure you are enjoying at least three serves of calcium rich foods each day. Milk, yoghurt and cheese are good sources and soy milk is perfect for non-milk drinkers.

If you are a fan of the relatively new range of nut milks, keep in mind they contain far less calcium than dairy milk. As such you may need to ensure you are getting the 1000mg you require each day from other sources.

Omega 3

Trimester two presents a great opportunity to increase your consumptions of omega 3 fats. A high intake of omega 3 during pregnancy has been shown to help support brain development – improving cognitive development and increased fine motor skills of children. There is also early evidence to suggest a high intake of omega 3 fats is linked to a reduced risk of developing allergies.

Foods rich in omega 3 fats include salmon, sardines and fresh fish. While it is important to be aware of not eating too much tinned tuna and large ocean fish – such as swordfish – tinned salmon and white fish can be consumed two to three times each week. Walnuts, soy and linseed bread, and enriched eggs are other good sources of omega 3 along with a pregnancy supplements containing fish oil.

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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.