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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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Our Guide to the Best Fruits and Vegetables for Babies

Once your baby hits around six months old, it’s never too early to introduce healthy, nutritious foods into their diet! Vegetables and fruits are some of the best sources of vitamins and minerals available. With that in mind, here’s our guide to what we consider to be the best fruit and veg for your baby.

Vegetables

  • Carrots – Recommended by the Department of Health Australia as one of the first foods to introduce your baby to, carrots are high in the antioxidant beta carotene to help promote healthy vision.
  • Pumpkin – Similar to carrots, pumpkin is a rich source of beta carotene which the body converts into vitamin A. This helps eyesight, growth and a healthy immune system.
  • Broccoli – Rich in fibre, this veggie is a powerhouse when it comes to nutrients! TIP: Steam or microwave the broccoli instead of boiling it to avoid halving the vitamin C content.
  • Spinach – Like all dark green leafy vegetables, spinach contains large amounts of folate and iron. Iron is essential for blood production; leafy greens are a great plant-based source to try!
  • Beans – All varieties of beans are packed with fibre and protein. Excellent for growth and regular bowel motions.

TIP: If your baby is just starting out on solids, puree the foods you try to help out with digestion and swallowing!

Fruits

  • Apples – Are really easy for your baby to digest, and the soluble fibre they contain helps with constipation. A great meal could be cooked apple on porridge; it’s delicious, nutritious and easy to eat! TIP: For easier eating for the little one, try skinning the apples before cooking and serving.
  • Pears – Are gentle on your baby’s tummy and make excellent weaning food as they’re low in natural chemicals. Try pureeing and serving in yoghurt.
  • Bananas – Contain slow-release sugars, bananas are great for sustained energy and have a naturally baby-friendly consistency.
  • Apricots – Not only do apricots contain iron, potassium and beta-carotene, they are also a good source of fibre.
  • Avocados – An excellent source of unsaturated fats, great for healthy heart functioning.
  • Blueberries – Have one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any fruit, giving them anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Peaches – Have vitamin C and niacin (vitamin B3) to help support brain health and cognition
  • Mandarins – Nice and juicy for your baby’s enjoyment, mandarins contain potassium, a nutrient to help a healthy nervous system.

TIP: Help support locally grown produce by buying your fruits and vegetables in season! Another great way to get the fruits and veg you need from local suppliers all year round is opting for dried fruit options when out of season.

Check out our vegetable and fruit pouch range now.

      

References

  1. Department Of Health | 4. First Foods. Health.Gov.Au, 2021, Available from: https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/gug-indig-hb~first-foods
  2. Carrot Not Stick Key To Eating 5 Serves Of Vegetables A Day The University Of Sydney, 2021, Available from: https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2016/10/21/carrot-not-stick-key-to-eating-5-serves-of-vegetables-a-day.html
  3. Soups, Roasts And Helping You See In The Dark. Is There Anything Pumpkins Can’t Do? – ABC Everyday. Net.Au, 2019, Available from: https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/pumpkins-health-benefits-cooking-uses-help-you-see-in-the-dark/11111176
  4. Children’s Diet – Fruit And Vegetables – Better Health Channel”. Vic.Gov.Au, 2021, Available from: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/childrens-diet-fruit-and-vegetables
  5. Health.Qld.Gov.Au, 2021, Available from: https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/PDF/pomin/babys-first-foods-flipchart.pdf
  6. The Good Mood Food, 2021, Available from: https://www.thegoodmoodfood.com.au/food/blue/blueberry/

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