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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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Making Organic Food Choices

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Image courtesy of Green Living

 

We are all looking for the perfect way to keep up with the demands of motherhood and healthy eating sometimes just seems to take a back burner in the quest to simply juggle the daily demands of family living.

It’s not earth shattering news to learn that our busy lifestyles are causing us to find quick alternatives that may be less nutritious.   A recent US report  showed that not only is it easier and faster to choose less healthy food –it is also cheaper.

Let’s take an example.  Bright yellow two minute noodles are cheap and quick – often enjoyed by just about every uni student at one time during their studies.

It is also the most nutritionally hollow food money can buy, containing 40% of your daily salt requirements in one serve.

School canteens across the country have been fighting this war for years. It’s crazy to see nutritious food costing three times the price of a bag of chips.

The good news is that the tide is turning. The US Agricultural Service suggests that as organic production becomes more widespread, the costs of production will reduce because of the improved volumes.  Simply put, the more of us consuming organic, the cheaper it should be to make healthy eating choices.

When it comes to mindful eating for your baby, organic food is mistakenly seen as expensive. The dilemma for parents is balancing the perceived high cost of organic baby food without compromising on their baby’s health. This need not be the case.  Like almost everything in life, you get what you pay for and the good news is that organic baby food alternatives are not expensive when you recognise that they have been made pure and nutritious without compromise.

For me, I only want what’s best for my baby, Braydie, and thankfully there are plenty of organic choices that are healthy, convenient, and reasonably priced in the baby aisle.

I believe we should be focusing on taking our babies from the early path of organic food and continuing into their toddler years, early childhood and beyond.

The more of us committing to organic, healthy choices the nearer we are to making healthy organic food, not only convenient because it is widely available, but also cheaper.  Fortunately there are great range of options in the supermarket aisle today. However the question remains what can we can feed Braydie when he is at Uni?

Six Great Reasons to Eat Organic

Referenced Source: http://www.theorganicgrocer.com.au/organic-food/why-organics.aspx

 

  1. 1.    Keep Chemicals Off Your Plate

Many pesticides and herbicides were registered long before extensive research linking them to cancer and other diseases could be established. They are poisons designed to kill living organisms and can also harm humans.

  1. 2.    Enjoy A Better Taste

Organic farming starts with the nourishment of the soil, which leads to the nourishment of the plant and, ultimately, our palate.

  1. 3.    Help Small Independent Farmers

Most organic farms are small, independently owned family farms of less than 100 acres. Many family farms have been lost this past decade. Organic farming could be one of the few survival tactics left for family farms.

  1. 4.    Promote Biodiversity

Organic farmers encourage natural predators on their farms and are content with a smaller harvest. They also practice crop rotation to add health and energy to the soil.

  1. 5.    Certified organic means GE-free

Certified organic food does not contain genetically engineered organisms

  1. 6.    Support Sustainable Farming Practices

Soil is the foundation of the food chain in organic gardening. In conventional farming, however, the soil is used more as a medium to hold plants in a vertical position, so they can be chemically fertilised. Soil structure is neglected and the top-soil is washed or blown away.


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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.