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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

Packing A Perfectly Balanced Lunchbox

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Packing lunch, for both parents and bubs, is enormously beneficial when it comes to our health. First and foremost, when we pack food from home we generally include healthier and lower calorie meals and snacks. Secondly, it means that we remain in control of our nutrition, helping to keep our food goals on track. Finally, it saves plenty of cash!

So, if you would like to leave the house each day with a perfect lunchbox for both yourself and your little one, here is how you go about it.

Lunchbox ideas for parents

  • Sandwich, wrap or leftovers – A sandwich or wrap is a good choice nutritionally, and is easy to make up the night before or even around breakfast time. Storing extra food from the night before in a container to heat up the next day is a great option! Not only will you get a serve of veggies with your lunch, but a hot meal is more likely to keep you full throughout the afternoon.
  • Some extra vegetables – Fruit is a great snack, but even better are low calorie, fibre-rich vegetables such as cucumber, celery, baby carrots and capsicum. Bite-sized veggies are perfect to munch on when commuting, in the car, or when you are peckish at work.
  • Handful of nuts – Studies show that regularly consuming a small portion (15 to 20) of mixed nuts ensure we get the essential fats we need on a daily basis, and help keep us satisfied for longer.
  • Protein snack – When we are hungry and reach for sweet snacks — like commercial banana bread and muffins — we are rarely satisfied after eating. Rather, when we seek out protein-rich snacks such as cheese and crackers, a protein bar or bliss balls, we will be full and satisfied for hours. Some of my home made bliss ball options are below:

Lunchbox ideas for toddlers

  • Half a sandwich or wrap – We often overfeed small children forgetting that they don’t need a lot of food. For this reason, remember a single slice of a sandwich with nut spread, avocado, or cheese is more than enough food for them.
  • Small portion of fruit – A few berries, grapes or a baby apple is the perfect portion serve of fruit for toddlers.
  • Cut up vegetables – The more frequently we encourage small children to look for vegetable snacks the better! Cut up cucumber, baby tomatoes and capsicum in to bite-sized slices for toddlers to snack on.
  • Protein snack – This could be a small portion of cheese, a sugar-free kid-sized yoghurt or some homemade protein bites. Encouraging toddlers to snack on nutritious protein-rich snacks will help to reduce their overall sugar intake, and keep them satisfied between meals.
  • Organic pureed meals – Purees are important for babies to develop their taste buds. Bellamy’s range of ready-to-serve baby foods provide a convenient, nutritious and organic choice for children. Bellamy’s offers Australian made, certified organic and sustainable options to give you a hand through the week with delicious and nutritious options.

My easy lunch-box recipes are available on the Bellamy’s Organic Resource Centre and below:

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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.