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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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Healthy eating. Making healthy food choices for you and your baby.

Infant Food Allergies to Watch For

Given the health of the nation depends on a healthy eating, almost everything about food is being re- evaluated—from where and how it is grown, reliance on processed versus whole foods, biotechnology versus organic farming and the impacts of added fat, salt, and sugars.                                         

But how can we compare foods holistically? How can you know that you’re giving your baby or toddler good nutritional value?

Here’s a quick quiz:

  1. Which fruit delivers the most nutrition per 100 calories?
  2. Does a 100-calorie serving of watermelon deliver more nutritional value than a Big Mac and cheese?
  3. Does a 100-calorie serving of watermelon deliver more nutritional value than a salmon steak?

Not sure? Read on and then check the answers below?

Well now there’s a proposed method for measuring the nutritional quality of a typical serving of food, or 100-calories of one food compared to others. The Organic Center’s Nutritional Quality Index (TOC-NQI) is one such tool. It provides a comprehensive, data-driven measure of the nutritional benefits of individual foods, meals, and daily diets. It is the only nutrient profiling system that estimates the overall nutritional quality of a food or meal based on their content of 27 nutrients, including phytochemicals.

A smart food choice is one that:

  • Pleases the palate,
  • Delivers healthy portions of essential nutrients at a relatively low caloric cost and within a family’s budget,
  • Avoids pesticide or animal drug residues, and artificial food additives, and
  • Avoids baggage that can erode health, e.g. added sugar, salt or saturated fat.

Now we didn’t make up that list but at Bellamy’s it’s what we try to achieve in all our baby and toddler foods and we think that’s the sort of food that provides not only a pure start to life for babies but also a great way to engage in mindful eating as an adult.

As it happens, fresh vegetables deliver the greatest nutrient bang per calorie. A 100-calorie portion of the top 10 most widely consumed vegetables delivers an average TOC-NQI of 0.25, or 0.25 “nutrition units.” So, very roughly speaking, if all 27 nutrients were distributed exactly in line with RDAs/AIs across four different vegetables, just these four 100-calorie portions of vegetables could provide adequate amounts of the nutrients needed by a person in a given day (and at the “expense” of only about 18% of daily caloric intake)!

So, what are the answers to the quiz?

  1. Strawberries deliver the most nutrition per 100 calories!
  2. The watermelon delivers five-times more nutritional value per 100 calories than a Big Mac and cheese!
  3. The salmon steak delivers about 50% more nutrients per 100 calories than the watermelon.

So you can see that whilst all calories are the same in as much as they are a measure of energy, equal intake of calories does not give you equal nutrition. This is why Bellamy’s are so passionate about the need for Mindful Eating – thinking about what we eat to keep healthy.

If you’d like to know more about the Nutritional Quality Index, go to http://www.organic-center.org/science.nutri.php?action=view&report_id=188

If you’d like to know more about Bellamy’s Organic baby formula, cereals and our other products 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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