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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

Summer Eats: Picnic Hampers

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A summer picnic is one of my favourite weekend activities. While there are plenty of unhealthy picnic hamper inclusions, I always like to pack healthy picnic snacks. See my top picks below for ideas that will keep you and your little ones satisfied even on the hottest days.

Fruit

I’ve found that when there is cold, fresh fruit on offer very few children reject it. My picnic favourites include watermelon pieces, cut up melon and berries. And, freezing them whole or into popsicles is a healthier, lower calorie alternative to ice cream and sugary ice blocks.

Some of my fruit-based recipes include:

Cheese, crackers and veggie snacks

Active children are far more likely to grab a snack between games at the park, rather than sitting down to finish a full sandwich or wrap. Knowing this, I always include small pieces of cut-up cheese, wholegrain crackers and cut up celery, carrots and cucumber in my picnics for a mess-free snack they can eat on-the-go.

Healthy muffins or protein balls

Whenever I am planning a family day out, I put in effort to make a healthy banana bread or muffins so the little ones can enjoy a treat, albeit a nutrition-packed one. If you are particularly short on time, blend some 100% nut spread with mashed banana and oats. Roll these into balls, coat them with coconut and freeze. The kids will love them!

Some of my muffin and protein ball recipes include:

Icy water

Children will drink more water if it is cold and tastes good. To keep water as an appealing option at home I always serve filtered water ice cold. In summer, I add fruit pieces (like watermelon and strawberry) to the kid’s water bottles to keep them interested. Fruit-infused water is great to pack for a picnic to keep them hydrated while they’re running around on a warm day.

Smoothie jars

Sometimes I prepare a smoothie jar with a mix of milk, yoghurt, fruit and oats to keep the children’s energy high all afternoon. I usually make these in advance and freeze them so that they have a cool, nutritious option—and freezing keeps them cold and tasty for several hours.

For a full list of my recipes, see the Bellamy’s Resource Centre.

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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.