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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 Tips on Hosting a Healthy Kids Party

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When children are young it is often parents who get just as much (if not more!) enjoyment from planning a family birthday party. The theme has to be chosen, the colour scheme needs to match, and most importantly, how do you strike a balance between healthy food and a little fun party food?

So, if you want to keep your party offerings relatively healthy (without losing the party vibe) here are my tips to strike a balance.

Tip 1: Remember, little ones under three or four-years-old will not remember the party

As harsh as this sounds it is good motivation to serve the foods that you know are best for the little ones, rather than the party treat you and the other adults like. At these ages kids are just as likely to get excited about fresh fruits and yoghurt ice blocks as they are lollies and cake, so there is no need to feel guilty about serving mostly healthy options.

Tip 2: Think small

Little tummies need tiny amounts of food, and this is the reason so many small children get physically sick after a few too many party treats. This means that serving a few mini cupcakes, cake pops or mini individual chocolates will be more than enough sweet food for them to get a sugar and party hit from.

Tip 3: You can make healthier versions of everything if you want to

When it comes to the cake, remember that there are many low-sugar options—you could even have a watermelon cake. There is also ice cream and frozen yoghurt cakes which are a great healthy substitute. And, when buying chocolate and lollies you can purchase or make low-sugar chocolate and lolly options as well.

When it comes to the foods you serve at your party it is completely up to you how healthy you make it, but generally, striking a balance between mostly healthy options with a few little treats is a perfect mix for any children’s party.

Tip 4: Go for old time favourites

Sushi, little sandwiches, and cut-up fruit and vegetables with dips will be popular with the little ones. Serving these healthy options first is the easiest way to fill kids up with foods they like at any party prior to serving sugarier party foods.

Tip 5: Avoid sugary drinks

Of all the foods that are poor choices for children, especially small children, any kind of sugar-based drink (think juices, soft drinks, cordials) are particularly bad. Offering only chilled water or milk (perhaps with a flavoured straw!) at any party you host is a major step towards making the party a lot healthier!

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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.