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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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Susie Burrell’s Food Series: What Should My Three-Year-Old Be Eating?

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Once a toddler reaches the age of three, they will have developed food likes and dislikes. Their appetite will differ depending on how active they have been, how many calories they have been eating at different times and their stage of growth.

For this reason, there is no need to be worried if your three-year-old eats a lot of food some days and very little on others. As long as they are getting a wide range of different foods over the course of a week they will be getting the nutrients they need.

Breakfast

At this time of day, a three-year-old will be eating a small adult-sized breakfast. This could be a bowl of cereal or a slice or two of toast. Adding a protein-rich food — think Greek yoghurt, an egg or baked beans — will help to make breakfast more filling. Plus, the fibre found in wholemeal bread or wholegrain cereal will help to prevent constipation.

A good habit is to try offering water at mealtimes, so children do not get into the habit of looking for juice or milk with every meal.

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

Mid-Morning

Toddlers at this age will wake early — meaning by 9am or 10am they will often be hungry for a substantial snack. This is a good time to offer a slice of toast, some cheese and crackers, or yoghurt and fruit as a sit-down meal.

Choosing nutrient-rich options will help to avoid quick and processed snacks, such as rice crackers, sweet biscuits and muffins, which offer little nutritional value and will not keep toddlers full for extended periods of time.

Lunch

Lunch at home might mean a sit-down meal with your toddler or a hot meal at day care. I find the midday meal is a perfect time to offer fussy toddlers protein and vegetables. Think tinned fish, leftover pasta, vegetable patties or even a cut-up salad plate with cheese, bread and meat.

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

Afternoon Snack

If your toddler has enjoyed a hearty lunch, they may only need a light snack to refuel them at 2pm or 3pm. Good options include nut spread on crackers, mini homemade muffins or avocado dip with cut up vegetables.

Dinner

Ideally, by the time children reach three-years-of-age they will be enjoying a small serve of the family meal at dinner time. However, don’t worry if they don’t eat a lot at dinner if they have had a good lunch — a few mouthfuls of the family meal will be fine.

It is also OK to include a small glass of milk with the evening meal, as children aged three to five years can still consume up to 500ml milk each day.

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

Before Bed

If you regularly offer your children dessert, good options after dinner include a small serve of plain yoghurt with fruit, a small glass of warm milk or occasionally a small serve of plain ice-cream or frozen yoghurt on a stick.

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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.