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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 Two-Year-Old Be Eating?

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Unlike 12-month-olds, by the time children are two-years-old some of the baby habits such as drinking from a bottle are on the way out. While the energy demands of a two-year-old are often likely to be less than a 12-month-old, they are much more likely to be fussy eaters. This means at times they will eat and at other times they simply will refuse food.

Breakfast

Start the day with a cup of milk before breakfast. Following the cup of milk, a serve of whole grain cereal, such as Bellamy’s Organic Baby Porridge, along with some fresh fruit is a good option. Another option is toast and nut spread or avocado, and if you have time, an egg.

To help engage a fussy two-year-old, you can simply ask them if they would like cereal or toast. This can at times be an easy way to avoid an early morning food fight. If your toddler is a poor eater, a quick banana smoothie with yoghurt, milk and fruit can be an easy way to get a decent breakfast into them.

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

Mid-Morning

If your two-year-old does not look for food at this time, there is no need to offer it. However, if they are genuinely hungry, I recommend giving them fruit, plain yoghurt or even a slice of toast — each of which are nutritious options for this time of day.

Lunch

For toddlers not at day care, offering a hot meal at this time of day can be a much easier way to get meat and vegetables into their diet, rather than at night time.

Mashed vegetables or cut up salad along with some lean meat, crumbed chicken pieces or even mashed tuna, are all nutritious alternatives to a plain sandwich. And remember, this age group are much more likely to pick on a few small ingredients rather than sit down and eat an entire sandwich.

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

Afternoon Snack

To avoid filling up your toddler at this time, a couple of plain crackers or a piece of cheese should satisfy them until dinner time.

Dinner

If your child has enjoyed a hot meal during the day, you can be less worried when they do not eat much at night. Ideally, a two-year-old will enjoy roughly a cup-sized serve of dinner, such as a cutlet, lean sausage or small piece of fish along with a couple of vegetables.

If you find this challenging, try some cut up salad vegetables, along with a few pieces of red meat or chicken, or small bowl of spaghetti bolognaise or stir fry.

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

Before Bed

If you can avoid sending a two-year-old to bed with a bottle, it is a lot better for their ears and their teeth. I find a better option is to settle your toddler with a cup of warm milk, then brush their teeth and pop them in their bed with a book.

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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.