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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 – Third Trimester

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There is not long to go now! Hopefully you are feeling well and getting excited about your impending arrival. A rapidly growing bump can mean there is less room for food at this stage in your pregnancy. However, you will need extra calories – up to 500 extra calories per day in fact, to support the growth and development of your baby.

Nutrition for mothers: increased calories

During the third trimester one of the biggest nutritional issues is balancing your increased calorie requirements with nutrient rich food choices that fit into your limited stomach space. Reflux and heartburn are common as your growing baby takes up more room – meaning food type and timing are important.

Small meals and snacks that are roughly a fist in size and consumed every couple of hours will help you to get enough calories. Good options include half a sandwich, crackers with topping, a small serve of pasta or brown rice with chicken or salmon, milk-based drinks, yoghurt and nuts. You might find consuming liquids separately to solid food will help prevent reflux. Keeping upright or going for a walk immediately after meals will also help.

Nutrition for mothers: iron and omega 3

Along with good fats, iron and omega 3 rich foods remain the focus at this time of your pregnancy. Lean red meat, eggs and legumes are all rich dietary sources of iron – remember to factor them into your diet least two to three times each week. Oily fish is the richest natural source of omega 3 fats and salmon and sardines are both good choices that are less likely to put you at risk of consuming excessive mercury.

Nutrition for mothers: good fats

As the birth draws near, a focus on good fats found in olive oil, avocado, nuts and grain-based breads and cereals will help to give the body the nutrients it needs to produce breast milk. Good fats are rich sources of energy and key nutrients including plant sources of omega 3, vitamin E and magnesium are important. Enjoy olive oil as a salad dressing, snack on mixed nuts and continue to focus on regularly eating fish to get the benefits these foods offer.

Nutrition for mothers: sodium

Excessive fluid is another common issue during the final weeks of pregnancy. Your dietary intake of sodium – salt – can influence how much fluid you are retaining. For this reason, avoiding foods with added salts is a good idea. Foods high in salt include packet soups, sauces and stocks, Asian cuisines, fast food and restaurant meals. Try to avoid adding extra salt to cooking and ensure you are getting enough fluid – at least two litres each day.

Foods rich in potassium may help to flush out excessive fluid so increase your intake of leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, celery, leek, fresh fruits, beetroot and green tea – caffeine free where available. Most importantly – unless advised otherwise by your midwives or obstetrician – any kind of movement is good so keep walking as much as you can, for as long as you can to help aid circulation and move excessive fluid away from your legs.

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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.