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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

Healthy Takeaway Options

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At times we all need to do it — pick up something for dinner on the way home after a long day. While many fast food and take away options are high in fat, salt and calories, when consumed in moderation, healthier take away options can be a regular part of your balanced healthy eating regime at home.

The key to success when it comes to choosing take away options is to look for varieties that have some positive nutritional attributes — vegetables, salad and lean protein. Deep fried foods such as pizza, fish and chips, and fast food meal deals offer little nutritional value. And, with larger serving sizes for less money and plenty of extra fries, desserts and soft drinks, encourage us to overeat.

On the other hand, simple options including BBQ chicken, sushi and stir fries can be nutritious options that still have the lure of a treat style meal — minus the extra fat and calories — if you make the right choices!

What are best options when you have a hungry family needing a meal in minutes, but are still wanting to try and eat as healthily as you can? I have included six options below.

1. Thai

Thai food is often considered a ‘healthy’ choice thanks to its brightly coloured vegetable dishes. However, the truth is like many Asian cuisines, Thai food tends to be cooked using plenty of oil and high fat sauces. For this reason, heavy curry and noodles dishes should be avoided. But if you order a plain vegetable, tofu or prawn stir fry, you could get away with as little as 10-15g of fat, or better still a soup or Thai Beef salad can contain <10g of fat per serve.

2. Japanese

A popular choice, Japanese food is generally lower in fat and calories than other cuisines but you do need to be careful of the fried dishes. You generally cannot go wrong with sashimi or even a small amount of brown rice sushi. Bulk up the meal with miso soup, seaweed salad and Edamame beans which are packed full of nutrition for very few calories.

3. BBQ Chicken and Salad

Often considered as one of the best choices nutritionally, the biggest thing to be mindful of is what part of the chicken you are eating and which type of salad you are choosing. Chicken breast and a plain green or Greek salad are generally low in fat and calories. But, if you choose a creamy pasta salad and the chicken drumstick along with plenty of tasty chicken skin, your fat intake could be as high as 40g for this ‘healthy’ choice.

4. Grilled Fish and Salad

If you are lucky enough to have a fish shop near you, grilled fish and salad is a low fat, nutritionally-balanced meal that will compliment any diet plan if the goal is weight loss. The main issue with takeaway fish is that it’s often deep-fried and served with chips, potato scallops and other fried accompaniments. These are best left for occasional treats at the beach rather than a quick weeknight meal.

5. Naked Burrito

Mexican food is generally high in fat thanks to the guacamole, sour cream and fried chips. But, if you can order a naked burrito — with just the meat and salad filling, minus the bread — you are left with a low calorie dinner meal packed with plenty of nutrition. If you swap the rice for extra vegetables it will be an even lighter choice.

6. Lebanese Plate

If you can stay clear of the large serves of Lebanese bread and dips, the mix of tabouli, falafel, lamb or chicken skewers, kofta and cabbage rolls can offer a nutritious, filling meal for less than 15g of fat per serve. Just remember, the more vegetables and salad you eat, the lower your fat and calorie intake will be.

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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.