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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 Make Healthy Family Eating Habits

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There is no doubt family life is hectic and will always be so. However, when bad lifestyle habits start to negatively impact on the health of ourselves and our children, it is time to make changes.

Simple yet powerful family habits can help support optimal health for all family members, both young and old.

Schedule family meals

It doesn’t matter if you only manage to achieve a sit-down family meal once a week. It is the simple act of coming together as a family over food that has a powerful health impact, even above and beyond the basic nutritional benefits.

Research has shown that families who sit down to enjoy a meal together on four occasions throughout the week have teenagers who perform better at school and have higher levels of psychosocial functioning. In particular, the research found they are less likely to be depressed and abuse drugs and/or alcohol. Such findings would suggest that there is something very special about the way families communicate over a meal. Even if you can only manage it a couple of times during the week, it is important to make the time. It is also important that you leave the television switched off during family meal times.

Another important benefit of sitting down at the table to enjoy family meals is that we are more likely to enjoy nutritious meal options. For instance, lean meat with vegetables.

This is opposed to quick meals consumed on-the-go, which are more likely to be take away options low in nutritional content. For instance, chicken nuggets and two minute noodles.

Eat the way you want them to eat

If you do not eat well and rarely exercise, often your children won’t either. The truth is that children become like their parents and will copy their lifestyle habits from an early age. It is important to look after your own body by feeding it good quality food and moving it regularly. Recent data on Australian food trends has revealed that 86% of Australians are trying to make healthy meal choices. Not only is this role modeling imperative when you have young children, it also means that your life and wellbeing will also be improved.

If you don’t want them to eat it, don’t buy it

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You may have foods at home that are for adults, however well-balanced meals and snacks should be the focus for all family members. This also means that if there are foods you know your kids should not be eating, it is best to not keep them in the house. This will help avoid both your children and yourself eating poor quality, high fat and high calorie foods at home.

Just remember when buying food, if you don’t want your family to eat them, don’t buy them.

Be active as a family

While shopping centers and the movies may be filled with families during weekends and school holidays, try to remember that the more recreational time that is spent outdoors, the better. Not only will you exercise more when you take a trip to the beach, park or bush, but you will also tend to be less seduced by the foods for sale at family style activity venues.

Commit to getting outdoors and into nature as a family at least once a month. This will help to instill an appreciation of outdoor activities in your children, who can eventually pass on the interest to others.

Don’t be afraid to be firm

As a parent it is your role to be directive and firm with your children. In particular, with their food intake. I personally find that by making separate meals for different children or only buying foods that your kids ask for results in children who eat a limited variety of foods. They also often don’t eat many of the key food groups they require for optimal growth and development, like vegetables.

Don’t be afraid to take control of the food environment in your home. For instance, only stock foods that you know your children need to eat and prepare one nutritious meal for the family each night. Insist that food is only eaten at the table and develop a “take it or leave it” policy. This way, children gradually learn what types of foods they need to eat at meals and if they don’t eat it, they will have to go without.

Not only does this ensure that the children learn to eat a range of different foods, but it helps to avoid kids negotiating to eat pasta, chicken nuggets and fruit instead of their dinner.

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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.