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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
Home/Nutrition & Recipes/Mindful Eating/Mothers’ Day. Just Add Compost.

Mothers’ Day. Just Add Compost.

The second week of May is International Composting Awareness Week Australia (ICAW) to promote awareness of the value of composting.

The slogan:  “Better Soil, Better Life, Better Future” – too right!

Sounds fun, yeah? – And timely, as it finishes on our Mothers’ Day weekend!

So this Mothers’ Day, I’m thinking Mum would love a nice big bucket of worms, and some new gardening gloves (you don’t have to touch the worms)!

I’m a mum too (hint/nudge), so perhaps a new watering can for distributing worm wee onto the plants that do their best to stay alive in my wannabe deck garden would be nice.

It might sound like I am taking the.. worm wee.. here, but I really do support composting.  I aspire to grow veggies like my mum does.  She is a composter from way back, and the flavour and abundance of crop she harvests (and thankfully passes to the lesser gardeners in the family) is A.mazing! The really great thing about compost is that it’s organic and it passes all that natural nutrition to the veggies that grow in it.  This is her composting recipe.

There are 2 ways to compost:

  1. Have all the materials ready to make up a recipe
  2. Add to a pile as you collect garden and kitchen scraps

The thing to remember is that the proportions of the recipe need to be maintained as you grow the pile, or you can end up with a slimy, smelly mess, if the compost is too wet with not enough dry ingredients, for example.

Your pile needs to be at least 1 square metre.  It can be bigger of course, but no small than a metre is recommended when getting started.

Mum says she has had the most success with getting all the ingredients, and making up a complete batch.  It is easier to manage, and you get the ratios right from the beginning.

What you’ll need:

  • ½ dry ingredients– newspaper, shredded paper, dry garden stuff – high carbon stuff
  • ¼ manure – chicken, cow, horse, rabbit, wallaby – taking straw out of chicken shed gives you manure plus dry, and composts so quickly.  It is nitrogen rich, and makes vegies “jump out of their skin”!
  • ¼ kitchen scraps or green, wet grass clippings

What to do with it: 

Build the heap in layers (like a lasagne) so that the pile is wet throughout.

make up a mix and keep turning it.

Keep adding to the pile every day with clippings and scraps as you get them.

Remember to keep ratios as you are adding, so you will need to balance with dry stuff if you have just added a whole lot of kitchen scraps.

In summer it might be necessary to put the hose on the compost to stop it drying out.

The key is to keep oxygen in, so you need to move the compost from one place to another to jumble and get the air in, and turn it with a gardening fork.

Mum has 2 bins, side by side, 1 metre square when made up.  Each fortnight, she transfers the compost between the two bins to get the air in, mix it up and ensure it is wet enough.

3 bins would be ideal because you could add ingredients to the third while you are moving the main pile.

So, have a happy Mothers’ Day.  Make the most of one mum’s composting tips to another, and enjoy the new fruits of your organic gardening labour!

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