Important notice to customers — product packaging changesLearn More

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
Home/Nutrition & Recipes/Articles/Infant & Toddler Nutrition/Nutrition/New Research Reveals Toddler’s Nutrition Is Declining

New Research Reveals Toddler’s Nutrition Is Declining

CampbellMRust.jpg,

Our toddler’s nutrition needs some work – new research published by researchers from Deakin University has found that our toddler’s nutrition declines rapidly after 9 months of age, with 95% of toddlers not eating enough vegetables and only a handful of toddlers consuming minimal amounts of junk and treat style foods.

The research published in the Journal of Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics examined the diets of 467 Australian families over a 7 year period. The standout finding was that most babies at 9 months were eating the 30-40 grams of vegetables they needed each day but by the time the group reached 18 months, when they needed 150-220g of vegetables each day, only 5% of toddlers were reaching this target.

On the other hand, 90% of 18 month olds were eating junk foods regularly when it is actually suggested that these foods not be included in the diet at all at these young ages. These findings are some of the first that have specifically looked at Australian toddler’s food habits and tell us that we have a long way to go with improving our toddler’s nutrition.

So where do things go wrong, when we have parents who have the best of intentions when it comes to their toddler’s nutrition? Feeding babies is relatively easy – they eat what we offer them and they do not need a lot of individual foods to get their nutrition – a couple of tablespoons of vegetables and meat and they are good to go.

Toddlers though are a whole other story. Not only do they start to develop very strong behaviours in regards to what they will and will not eat, but as soon as we fill them up on foods they do not really need like extra milk, banana bread and too much fruit, they are often not hungry for the vegetables and lean protein they actually need.

So how can we change this? First and foremost keep a close eye on how many extra foods they are eating – biscuits, cakes, muffins, even extra serves of milk fill little tummies. Try and keep treats as treats – toddler sized and at most once or twice each week.

Next always offer them a range of vegetables throughout the day to help them get the bulk they need – for example snacks of cucumber and baby tomatoes and offer them cooked vegetables at both lunch and dinner.

Vegetable juices are a good alternative to fruit drinks, while convenient vegetable pouches such as the Bellamy’s Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto mean that toddlers still get their veggies even if you are out on the run. Finally remember that small children ultimately only eat what we offer them, the more you offer and incorporate vegetables into their daily meals, the more they will eat.

About the author

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.