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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

How to teach your kids to eat slowly

This is a featured post from Paediatric Dietitian and Nutritionist Susie Burrell, a proud mother of two and leading expert in early childhood nutrition.

Homer Simpson has a lot to answer for – the shoveling of food which sees him finish his meal as quickly as possible portraying the exact feeding behavior we do not want our children to learn – eating too quickly.

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Bellamy’s mum Rachael Finch and daughter Violet

What does the evidence tell us?

  • There is new evidence to suggest that teaching young children that eat slowly may be an important factor predicting overeating and weight issues long term. So if you have one child who always finishes their meal before everyone else, it may be time to teach them to slow down.
  • Recent research looking into children waiting 30 seconds between each mouthful of food they took coupled with drinking water before each meal, resulted in weight loss of around 3%.

Eating speed is linked to weight control for both children and adults for several reasons:

  • Allows the brain to register that the stomach is full, a process which takes at least 15 minutes.
  • Allows for mindful eating, a process that allows individuals to taste and savour the foods they are eating, rather than shoveling it down a mile a minute without enjoying the tastes and flavours.
  • Leads to us eating fewer calories in a single meal, single meals which add up and lead to weight loss over time.

Why do we care about the weight of our children?

  • Up to 1 in 4 Australian children has a significant weight issue which should not be overlooked as ‘puppy fat’.
  • Carrying excess weight at a young age can increase the risk of developing chronic disease such as Diabetes in later life.
  • Excess weight is often coupled with a poorer quality diet that is not nutritionally dense i.e. sweets, processed foods
Courtesy: Silvana Nastasi

Allegra eating slowly

How to help your kids to eat slowly:

  1. Ensure that meals are enjoyed at the table where possible without added distractions via television or hand-held devices.
  2. Encourage conversations at meal times to take the focus off food.
  3. Ask your child to count the number of times they are chewing each mouthful and aim for a small number of chews to start with, say 3-5 chews per mouthful and gradually increase it to 10 chews per mouthful.
  4. Assign a time in between each mouthful and encourage the consumption of water throughout a meal. Ideally a meal for a child aged 10 years and under should take at least 15-20 minutes in total.
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