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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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Pregnant women, vitamins and essential nutrients

 

Green fresh lettuce leafs on the background

Green fresh lettuce leafs on the background

We’re often cajoled and exhorted to take dietary supplements in pregnancy. Advice comes from everywhere and it’s often difficult for pregnant women to decide what to do.

What’s for sure is that for pregnant women, vitamins and essential nutrients play a big role.

Interestingly, some of the evidence about special nutrients in pregnancy is a little misleading, to say the least, with women on perfectly healthy diets being coaxed to increase their intake of things their bodies are producing naturally. Let’s take a look at a couple of examples: biotin and folate.

Vitamins

Folic acid (not itself biologically active) and its naturally occurring form in the body, folate, are forms of vitamin B9. This vitamin is essential for the production of DNA and the rapid growth of cells, such as those of a growing embryo or a small child. Interestingly the word folate comes from the same source as foliage, as it is found in green leafy vegetables.

As in all things, a complete absence of folate can cause problems. The good news is that many of the foods we buy already contain added folate. Indeed there’s so much of it that my doctor says she finds high levels in virtually every blood test she does! Further, a complete absence of folate takes months to result in symptoms because the body has its own stores. So, if you’re into Mindful Eating and you keep a properly balanced diet during pregnancy, you really don’t need to worry about your folate levels!

What about biotin? Well here’s another interesting case. Biotin is also known as vitamin B7. It is also necessary for cell growth and the production of fatty acids. There is also some evidence that it helps maintain blood sugar at even levels. All very important, for sure. But here’s the thing. There is no recommended Australian dietary guideline for daily intake of biotin. Why not? Quite simply, because the bacteria in our intestine produce more biotin than we need every day. As a result biotin deficiency is very rare.

So there you are. If you follow your own good sense and the principles of Mindful Eating, you and your growing baby will be just fine on a well-balanced diet with lots of fresh, natural ingredients.

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.

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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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