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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

What are Your Kids Drinking?

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While it’s common to talk about what our kids are eating, much less attention is given to what they are drinking. So, if you are unsure about what is the best drink for your child it may be time to check what they are really drinking.

Fruit juice

For many reasons, freshly squeezed fruit juice epitomises good health. While fresh fruit is certainly a nutrient dense snack choice – packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals – the concentration of fresh fruit juice means that it can contain up to six teaspoons of sugar in a single serve. This is far too much for a small child at any time. Fruit juice is also highly acidic, which can act to erode tooth enamel and cause tooth decay. For this reason, fruit juice is best left out of the bottles and cups of babies and small children entirely.

Vitamin water

Vitamin water has been available for a number of years, but has experienced a recent resurgence courtesy of powerful marketing campaigns that align these waters with attractive mind-body states such as “vitality” and “energy”. While these rather expensive waters do contain added vitamins, the harsh reality is that the vitamins that have been added are rarely lacking in the diets of children or adults. And, with more than five teaspoons of sugar per serve, they are another option best avoided.

Sports drinks

Sports drinks are a specifically formulated mix of rapidly absorbed carbohydrates and mineral salts, which were originally developed for elite athletes to aid in the recovery and re-hydration process after a competition. While sports drinks have a specific role in high level sport, for children participating in recreation sport they are an unnecessary source of added sugars in the diet.

Soft drink

With up to nine teaspoons of sugar per 375ml can, soft drinks have no place in children’s diets! No matter whether it is lemonade, cola or a berry flavoured soft drink, it all contains the same amount of sugars per serve. These sugars are far too much for an adult at any one time let alone a child. And, while diet options may not contain sugars, they are still highly acidic and a nightmare for young teeth.

Cordial

Cordial, like soft drink, is a nutrient poor and high calorie food choice. A major culprit of tooth decay, both adults and children need to limit intake of cordial as a single glass contains on average more than four teaspoons of sugar per serve, as well as a number of colours and flavours which are best left out of diets all together.

Milk

Milk is a nutrient dense choice of fluid, but unlike water, contains a significant calorie load. Including three serves of dairy – which may include milk – does form part of a balanced diet, but be aware you can consume too much. In fact, consuming more than 600ml of milk each day once your child reaches the age of 12 months is linked to a number of issues including iron deficiency. For this reason, enjoying a small glass or two is no issue as part of a balanced diet – but remember it cannot be consumed freely.

Water

Water should be the main fluid of choice for children. Small children need to learn that water is the main fluid they should be drinking. Avoiding offering sweet drinks ensure children do not develop a preference for sweet tasting drinks and will reduce the likelihood that they ask for them. By encouraging water as the primary drink, you will ensure children perform at their best, prevent against fatigue, keep bowel habits regular and manage mood on a daily basis.

Help your child drink more water by always keeping their water bottle or cup handy, and offer water at regular intervals. Even better, the more they see you drink, the more they will reach for their bottle too. And, when children learn to drink water early, they will maintain the habit long-term.

How much sugar in kids’ drinks?

  Drink

Sugar (g)

Tsp. sugar

  Fruit Juice

22

4

  Large Boost Juice

44

9

  Banana Smoothie

53

10

  Iced Tea

22

4.5

  600ml Soft Drink

65

13

  Hot Chocolate

29

6

  Coconut Water

14

3

  Glass of Cordial

20

4

  Sports Drink

45

9

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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.