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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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Organic Food. More nutrition and better for you.

Ripe spikelets of wheat in woman hands against a background of wheat field. Harvest concept

Ripe spikelets of wheat in woman hands against a background of wheat field. Harvest concept

Today, when so many foods are calorie-rich and nutrient-poor, identifying and seeking out nutrient-rich foods is important. It’s a part of Mindful Eating, where the quality of food should be far more important than the quantity. Less food, more nutrition.

Many people ask us about the benefits of organic food and organic baby food and are they real? The fact is that there’s not a whole lot of science on this subject if you want to compare simple things like, say, vegetables. But some evidence does point to the fact that plants that are not given pesticides have to “try harder” and contain more nutrients as a result.

What about more complex foods? Well, most children like bread and it plays an important part in filling the daily lunch-box, so we thought we’d take a look at organic bread and see what we could find out.

Bread plays an important role in the overall consumption of grains, particularly whole grains, since they make up part of one of the key 5 food groups. Today there is an increasing variety of organic, “natural,” and conventional bread—white, wheat, whole wheat, sprouted wheat, and gluten-free. Each makes its own claim about freshness, taste, nutrition, and other benefits. But what’s really in our daily bread? Does the type of bread you eat really make a difference? And in particular, how do organic bread ingredients differ from those in “natural” and conventional bread? This is why we stress the importance of Mindful Eating.

Nutrition

In a word it’s nutrition. Whole food ingredients provide a broad range of important nutrients. So more whole food ingredients equal more nutrient-rich breads. Even some refined ingredients, such as white flour, while significantly less nutritious than their whole food counterparts, still contain important nutrients. These are important aspects for families to consider when purchasing organic food and organic baby food. In a recent US study, counting both whole food ingredients and these less valuable ingredients together, 9.5 of 15 (or 63%) of the average ingredients found in organic breads were “nutritious.” By comparison, they found only 28% of the ingredients in conventional breads contributed a significant nutritional benefit. When they excluded the nutritional supplements that are added to “enriched” flour, only 19% of conventional bread ingredients are nutritionally beneficial. In addition, organic breads are also consistently lower in added sweeteners and flavour and texture enhancers.

Grains

Essentially, there are only five key ingredients that are needed to make beautiful bread: flour (preferably wholemeal), water, yeast and a little salt. That’s it. And it’s not hard to make either. In contrast, just look at a supermarket bread label. Lot’s of things to make it stay “fresh”, but if the bread isn’t wholemeal, it’s nutritionally compromised to start with. Wholemeal is the “meal”(ground flour) of wheat or other cereals with none of the bran or germ removed. Organic breads have a wholemeal base and have very few ingredients. So, even if you’re not convinced about organic, you can see that an organic loaf gives you a lot more nutrition than a “conventional” white loaf. And that’s a real consideration when you’re comparing prices, because they are not the same and they are not substitutes for one another. One feeds your children well and provides a low GI intake for sustained energy; the other just fills them up.

At Bellamy’s we don’t make bread. But we do make our Baby Porridge, Apple and Cinnamon Porridge, Superbites Five-Grain, Rice Cakes from certified organic grains and wholegrain flours. They’re packed with nutrition for growing bodies but without the additives you don’t need.

You can also buy our range of pastas, too, but only in independent stores and on-line!

Mindful Eating

If you’d like to know more about Bellamy’s Organic and the certified organic baby foods we make, click on this link.

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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.