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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

Lunch Box Ideas for Day Care

Childrens' school snack, heart-shaped sandwich with cheese and tomato, star-shaped cucumber and bell pepper, grapes

Childrens’ school snack, heart-shaped sandwich with cheese and tomato, star-shaped cucumber and bell pepper, grapes

Packing lunch on a regular basis for even the most organised of mums can be a daunting task. Not only do you want to make sure that the foods you include are nutritionally balanced but also that your little one has a lunch that they like to eat. So here are my best tips on ways to pack the perfect lunch for day care that ticks all the boxes.

1) Start with a vegetable

I’ve written about veggies versus fruit in the past, but while we often focus on adding fruit to the lunchbox, let’s not forget the importance of vegetables. When small children are regularly exposed to vegetables, they get used to including them as a regular part of any meal rather than a dinner extra that they are not supposed to like or enjoy. Great lunchbox friendly options for young children include baby tomatoes, cucumber sticks, cut up snow peas and green bean pieces.

See my blog post on tips for getting your little one eating vegetables here.

2) Add fruit

Fruit is a nutrient rich food to add to the lunchbox. But remember, fresh fruit is preferable and fruit juice should be avoided altogether. Young children enjoy bite sized foods so berries, frozen banana pieces, mandarins or a few grapes make great lunchbox options.

3) Nutritious snack

Once we delve into snacks for children there are plenty of poor options. Processed rice snacks, bars, twists and packets of biscuits offer little nutritionally and can be sources of refined sugars, starches and added salt. For this reason, nutritious snack options for little lunch boxes include dairy based snacks such as natural yoghurt, cheese and milk, legumes such as roasted broadbeans, wholegrain crackers or homemade options such as fruit and vegetable based muffins and breads. As a general rule of thumb, children under the age of four years will only need one extra snack in addition to their fruit and vegetable snacks.

See my blog post on how often kids should snack here.

4) Wholemeal sandwich or wrap

If your pre-school or child care does not serve a hot lunch, the easiest option and the one small children are most likely to eat, is a simple sandwich or wrap on good quality bread with a little protein or good fat to help keep them full. Look for wholemeal or wholegrain bread or wraps and fill with a little cheese, avocado, chicken breast or tuna. If you are worried about keeping the items in the lunchbox fresh, fresh a small ice brick or water bottle to help keep the contents cool and fresh.

See my Sandwich Sushi recipe here.

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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.