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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

Nutrition Tips for New Mothers

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Without a doubt, the first few weeks with a new bub are among the most joyous of your life — but they are also the most demanding physically, mentally and emotionally. In the chaos of new motherhood, very rarely do mums take time for self-care or prioritise any of their needs, especially nutrition.

Eating well during this time is important for two reasons. Firstly, to recover from giving birth and secondly, to ensure energy levels are high to cope with the demands of a new baby. So, in an attempt to keep you at your best during this time, here are some simple nutrition tips to ensure your vitamin and nutrient intake is as good as it can be.

Priorities your meals

Often new mums will start the day feeding bub and then forget or run out of time to eat until several hours later. Even though you may not be in the mood, grabbing a quick, nutrient-rich snack before your first feed is a great habit to develop when it comes to optimising your nutritional intake. Great ideas include a protein or nut-based snack bar, slice of toast with cheese or avocado, or even a glass of milk or yoghurt — all easy to eat while feeding your little one.

Focus on timing

When you are busy and fatigued, it is easy to forget about eating, or push it off until late in the afternoon. We are so hungry at this point that we may continue to eat and graze late into the night. Unfortunately, when it comes to weight control, this is the worst food pattern we can find ourselves in, as we naturally store more calories consumed at night.

To avoid late eating becoming a pattern, set a food cut off time, perhaps at 8.00pm or 9.00pm and then try not to eat again until early the next morning. If you do find yourself hungry overnight while feeding, the best options are lower carb snacks such as cheese, nuts or Greek yoghurt.

Know your quick and easy options

Most people don’t usually have time to think about food preparation in their day, let alone new parents. For at least a three-month period, become familiar with your quick and easy healthy meal options. BBQ chicken and vegetables, steamed fresh fish and even prepared meals from supermarkets are relatively healthy options that are much better for you than fast food or take away options.

Get help

When you have a new baby and someone offers to help you out, ask them to help with cooking or food preparation. Whether they drop off a meal, help you cook up some mince or vegetables, or send through some prepared meals, it is a smart way to utilise the help of others in a way that will truly take a weight off you.

Be gentle on yourself

The first few weeks of having a baby fly by so quickly and sometimes we can get too caught up worrying about small things. Ideally, we would look after our fitness and nutrition during this time, however this should not be the priority, and more importantly, you should not beat yourself up if you let these things slide slightly. Remember, there will be plenty of time to get your nutrition back on track once your baby is in a good feeding and sleeping routine.

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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.