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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 is a Healthy Breakfast?

shutterstock_157320359With so many products on the market claiming to be part of a healthy breakfast, there’s a great deal of misinformation surrounding what exactly is required for a nutritious start to the day. Every new research project also seems to be showing the benefits of eating well at breakfast. For children in particular, breakfast is simply the most important meal of the day.

Benefits of a healthy breakfast

There are a number of significant benefits for children when eating a healthy breakfast.

  • Children are growing and active, which is why it is of great importance to ensure they receive a healthy and consistent supply of protein and carbohydrates.  A healthy breakfast provides the essential energy to kick start the day with the strength and endurance necessary to engage in mental and physical activity.

  • A healthy breakfast improves children’s concentration and comprehension. Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast perform better in school in a variety of very important ways.

  • A healthy breakfast helps to maintain lower cholesterol.

  • A healthy breakfast ensures a more nutritious and complete diet overall.

  • Children who eat healthy breakfasts have been shown to be significantly less likely to be overweight.

  • Children who skip breakfast are more likely to feel tired, restless, unfocused and irritable throughout the day.

What is a healthy breakfast?

There is certainly much discussion over exactly what a healthy breakfast entails, with dieticians, pediatricians and others giving somewhat different advice. Nevertheless, there is no doubt about a few elements of a great breakfast for children. A healthy breakfast should include whole grains that will provide the carbohydrates necessary for children to produce glucose for energy. Glucose is the body’s main source of energy and is often entirely used up by the morning. While processed grains will provide the carbohydrates necessary to produce glucose, the body breaks these down faster, leading to an initial burst of energy and then a significant drop after about two hours. Whole grains, on the other hand, are broken down more consistently thereby providing energy throughout the morning, without the dramatic rise and plummet in blood sugar levels.

Protein should also be part of a child’s breakfast as this will help them feel full until at least lunch. Healthy proteins will provide all the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of virtually everything in the body. Unlike fat, the body has no way of storing protein, so it needs a steady supply to function effectively – though it’s important to note that extra protein does not give extra strength or provide additional benefits, so eating protein in modest amounts is best.

Finally, a healthy breakfast should also provide a significant amount of the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are required throughout the day. In particular, fibre, iron, B vitamins and folate are a few that can be targeted during the breakfast meal. This will help to ensure that by the end of the day, children get all of the essential vitamins and minerals that make up a healthy diet.

Providing a consistent and healthy breakfast can be difficult. What issues  have you come across and what solutions can you provide?

 

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At Bellamy's Organic, we believe a pure start to life means providing your little one with uncomplicated nutrition – good food that is straightforward, wholesome & nutritious. Our pursuit will always be to provide pure food that nourishes the gentle tummies of the little ones in our lives.