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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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Bellamy’s Organic. You don’t only choose your baby’s name but their eating habits, too

bellamysorganic - dont only choose your babys name

Research can be a bit scary, but forewarned is forearmed. As if pregnant women didn’t have enough to worry about, now it seems their poor eating habits are handed on – even before their baby’s name!

A baby exposed to poor nutrition, passes those same poor eating habits on when she in turn becomes pregnant.  A mother’s eating habits can trigger a permanent genetic change in the child’s makeup while in the womb, spawning multiple generations of overweight people. So it now appears that a pregnant woman’s lifestyle and diet can switch on or off obesity genes in her foetus.

These findings are typical of a new area of genetic research called “Epigenetics”.  Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression or cellular phenotype, caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. We’ve long had the debate about “nature” vs “nurture”; Is it your genes or your environment that shapes you?  It seems, from current understanding, genes are the dominant factor but environment plays a key role in how the genome is “expressed”. Chemical markers can attach to the genes and essentially modify their behaviour, according to how we live our lives.

So, as we’ve said in this blog many times, you really are what you eat. So, while you’re struggling to work out your baby’s name – something they will have for life – consider this comment from author Professor Gluckman (Fat, fate and disease):

We can’t do anything about genetics, but we can change the obese genetic environment by focusing on early life”.

By eating the right foods yourself, not only will you feel healthier, you’ll help pass something else on to your baby’s genetics, too: good eating habits – something else that they could keep for life.

Dr Shirley Alexander who run’s the weight management program at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital says it isn’t enough to lose weight just before pregnancy:

“That is almost not enough to save the risks to the neonate. Healthy maternal weight with no ups and downs is better for you”.

So try to eat fresh food whenever you can throughout your pregnancy, and do try organic foods – there’s plenty at local markets. Organic fruit and vegetables often taste a whole lot better than their non-organic counterparts.

Still stuck for a girl’s name? Try “Ambrosia”.  It was said to be the food of the gods – but perhaps it’s a little too fattening!

If you’d like to know more about Bellamy’s Organic baby formula, cereals and our other products for older children click on this link. It will take you straight to our on-line store.

 

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • Breast milk is the best for babies. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. Unnecessary introduction of bottle feeding or other food and drinks will have a negative impact on breastfeeding. After six months of age, infants should receive age-appropriate foods while breastfeeding continues for up to two years of age or beyond. Consult your doctor before deciding to use infant formula or if you have difficulty breastfeeding.
  • The content on this website is intended as general information for Singaporean residents only and should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice from your healthcare practitioner. According to recommendations from the Singapore Health Promotion Board, solid food should be given to babies only after 6 months.
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