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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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Childhood development. Healthy eating and early learning. Part 3

Detail Of Pregnant Woman Holding Ultrasound Scan

We have spoken a lot in this blog about the importance of organic baby food and healthy eating being important for babies and for pregnant mothers-to-be. On the one hand it’s pretty obvious, on the other hand we have a tendency to say how much of a problem can it be?

Regular readers will know that we like to keep up with the latest thinking, so we thought a recent report from Australian scientists working on this very issue would be of interest.

Genetics

Groundbreaking research has found a baby’s future health depends more on its environment in the womb than genetics. Melbourne scientists have discovered just how big a role factors like drinking, smoking and diet play in the baby’s adult life.

They say they were surprised to find how important the size of the placenta, and the supply lines to the fetus are to future health.

The findings support the belief that many adult diseases are thought to develop in very early life.

You may have heard of something called “epigenetics”? Epigenetics has been defined as ‘‘the structural adaptation of chromosomal regions so as to register, signal or perpetuate altered activity states’’ (Bird 2007). Simply put, your genetic make up is set from conception, but how your genes “express” themselves later in life can be very much affected by environmental factors, like diet and the ingestion of toxins. The Melbourne research, based on the study of the neonatal DNA of twins, is adding to the body of scientific evidence confirming that we can and do affect our lives by what we put into our bodies, even before birth.

We don’t view this as some kind of problem, more like confirmation that paying attention to Mindful Eating pays off, both for mothers and their babies. Talking to our friends at Mother & Baby magazine they told us that in a recent survey, 88% of new mothers said they would prefer to buy organic food for their babies, so it’s clear that mothers are getting the information that helps them make informed decisions on diet.

Early Learning

So that’s the healthy eating. What about the early learning? Well we’d like to draw your attention to a fascinating book written by Anne Stonehouse for Early Learning Australia called “Everyday Learning. About babies as amazing learners” Anne shares a lot of really great insights in her book and it provides a very practical appreciation of just how amazing babies really are at learning and how you can help the process appropriately – right from the start.

Mindful Eating

If you’d like to know more about Bellamy’s Organic and the certified organic baby foods we make, click on this link.

You can buy Anne Stonehouse’s book online at Early Learning Australia

The original research paper mentioned above can be found by clicking –> Here

 

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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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