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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
Home/Nutrition & Recipes/Articles/Infant & Toddler Nutrition/Healthy Eating/Dietitian’s Food Series: What Should My Four-Year-Old Be Eating?

Dietitian’s Food Series: What Should My Four-Year-Old Be Eating?

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With the exception of volume and the added experience of training a four-year-old to get ready for school, there actually isn’t a huge difference between the eating habits of a three to four-year-old.

The average four-year-old is active, and as such will alternate between periods of intense hunger to showing little interest in food. Bear in mind this is completely normal! The key thing at this age is to establish good meal time habits, and to help prepare for a more regular food routine when they start primary school.

Breakfast

Nutritious breakfast options at this age include quality breakfast cereals, oats served with yoghurt and fruit, or wholegrain toast with a nutritious topping such as cheese, avocado or an egg. Smoothies also remain a good option, especially if you are having difficulty getting your four-year-old to eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables each day.

Some of my favourite breakfast recipe options for four-year-olds include:

Mid-Morning

Keeping snacks light and nutritious is the key at this age. Good mid-morning options include, cheese and crackers, Greek yoghurt, mini homemade muffins or banana bread.

Lunch

While hot options may be on the menu, a simple lunch consisting of a sandwich or a wrap is also a good alternative. Tuna or chicken offer protein-rich lunch options. And, if your four-year-old likes sushi, keep an eye out for brown rice options. Alternatively, a little pasta with tuna or a toasted sandwich are warming and filling lunch options as well.

Some of my favourite lunch recipe options for four-year-olds include:

Afternoon Snack

At this age it can often be tough to find nutritious processed snack food options. My best go-tos are small wholegrain muesli bars, roasted broad beans or frozen yoghurt sticks.

Dinner

By four-years children should be enjoying dinner with the family. This means they will be eating small palm-sized serves of meat, chicken or fish, along with at least one cup of vegetables or salad. At-home meals including Mexican bowls, pizza, veggie chips and san choi bau, are all novel (and nutritious!) meal options that children will enjoy eating.

Some of my favourite dinner recipe options for four-year-olds include:

Before Bed

While not necessary to eat again after dinner, if your four-year-old is staying up later and wants a snack before bed, some cheese plain yoghurt or a glass of warm milk are all good choices.

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If you are able, breastfeeding is best, as it provides the ideal nutrition for babies and has other important health benefits too. Health Professionals are well placed to provide appropriate feeding advice and support. A healthy diet during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding is important.

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