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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

Susie Burrell’s Best Healthy Food Swaps

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There are certain popular foods for children which are often assumed to be healthy, as mums, dads, grandparents and carers turn to them to keep small children full and pacified.

However, it may come as a surprise to hear that some of the most common foods that are routinely served to small children may not be as healthy as you may think. Here are some of the most common offenders, the reasons why they are not the best choices nutritionally, and some healthier alternatives.

Swap fruit juice for milk or water

Unlike fresh fruit, which offers the nutritional benefits of fibre and fullness, fruit juice is not only a concentrated source of sugars for small bodies, but it is also a nightmare for little teeth. When young children are exposed to extremely sweet foods, it fuels the desire for more of this sweet stimulus, and programs their taste palate to seek out more of these sweet foods. But remember, the best fluid option for all children is water, or a small serve of milk, once or twice each day.

Swap biscuits for wholegrain snacks

Most biscuits on the supermarket shelf are composed of white sugar, butter and white flour, offering little nutritionally other than empty calories and sugars. Biscuits are also sweet and coat the teeth with sugars, and they are unlikely to keep small tummies full and satisfied for any significant period of time. For this reason, if you are looking for quick grab-and-go-snacks, always look for wholegrain options that are not only lower in sugar, but also offer some fibre and B group vitamins. Wholegrain crackers, roasted broad beans or small packets of snacks listed as ‘wholegrain’ will be better choices.

Swap white ricefor brown or cauliflower rice

Small children become used to eating what we offer, and as such, if we always offer vegetables or wholegrain options, over time they will get used to eating these. White rice is a processed grain and offers little protein or fibre compared to brown rice or even fibre-rich cauliflower rice, which is a much better option and an easy substitute for rice in most dishes.

Swap banana breadfor fruit toast

Banana bread is a popular café choice but to be honest, it is really just cake with four or five teaspoons of sugar and another three or four teaspoons of fat per serve. For this reason, you are much better to offer your little one a child friendly small treat such as a mini cupcake, or even better to pack your own healthy banana bread such as my quick and easy Banana Bread recipe. In a café, try to look for a snack lower in sugar for example some toast, or a baby chino.

Swap rice crackers for corn crackers

With the equivalent amount of carbohydrates as two slices of bread in just ten rice crackers (along with a serve of flavours and sometimes MSG) there are much better snack options to rice crackers. Corn cakes or rice cakes are made from less processed grain and are a healthier option for your little ones. If you are using rice crackers to distract children when they are bored, fresh fruit or vegetable sticks are much better options.

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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.