Rafferty's Garden Range Rafferty's Garden Yoghurt Buttons Range
Rafferty's Garden, Australia's favourite premium baby food of toddlers and parents alike, has added the new Yoghurt Buttons range of products to its offering.
Made from real fruit and yoghurt, the buttons have been designed so that tots can enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth sensation whilst honing their basic motor skills. The size and shape of the Yoghurt Buttons encourages self-feeding which helps youngsters develop important hand-eye coordination.
With no added preservatives, the yoghurt range is a mess-free nutritious snack that can be taken anywhere - perfect for parents on the move.
Rafferty's Garden's new Yoghurt Buttons range is:
Easy to chew and swallow
Contains pre and pro-biotics, protein and calcium
Available in convenient, resealable zip-lock pouch to retain freshness
Full of flavour - kids just love them!
Rafferty's Garden's new Yoghurt Buttons are available in three moreish flavours which your toddler will love including Banana, Strawberry and Mixed Berry. The Yoghurt Buttons are suitable for youngsters over twelve months old, and are available nationally at Coles and Woolworths, RRP $3.89 for a 28g pouch. Each pouch contains 4 recommended servings of 7g. Rafferty's Garden Freeze Dried Fruit Range
Rafferty's Garden, Australia's favourite premium baby food of toddlers and parents alike, has added the new Freeze Dried Fruits range of products to its offering.
The Freeze Dried Fruits range is a healthy snack that helps increase your child's daily intake of fruit in an easy to carry resealable zip-lock pouch.
The 100% fruit ingredients are freeze-dried to ensure they retain the goodness and health benefits of freshly picked fruit including the important vitamins, minerals and of course, delicious taste.
Leading dietitian Karen Kingham explains, "Many Australian children don't eat enough fruit. Freeze Dried Fruits give parents a convenient, tasty and nutritious alternative to fresh fruit, making it easier for them to help their children meet their daily needs."
Rafferty's Garden's new Freeze Dried Fruit range is:
A healthy and convenient snack on the run
Made with 100% real fruit
Freeze dried to lock in the nutrients
Contains no added sugar, sweeteners, colours, flavours or preservatives
Sold in convenient, resealable zip-lock pouch to retain freshness
Rafferty's Garden's new Freeze Dried Fruit range comes in two tasty combinations including Fruity Mix which is packed with banana, apple and peach and Tropical Mix featuring pineapple, mango and banana.
The Freeze Dried Fruit snacks are suitable for youngsters over twelve months old, and are available nationally at Coles and Woolworth's, RRP $3.89 for a 28g pouch. The pouch is re-sealable, as each pouch contains four recommended servings of 7g. Rafferty's Garden Flavours of the World Range
Rafferty's Garden, Australia's favourite baby food brand, has created the new Flavours of the World range to help parents avoid the fussy eating phase that's common amongst toddlers.
The range was developed in response to research suggesting babies who are exposed to a greater variety of flavours at an earlier age are less fussy eaters when they're older.
Each pouch reflects the signature dish of a different country with recipes such as Mild Chicken Green Curry, Beef Bourguignon and Teriyaki Chicken + Vegetables & Rice giving many of Rafferty's Garden's little consumers their first experience with exotic textures and tastes.
Leading dietitian Karen Kingham explains, "It's important to expose babies to a variety of flavour experiences. They might refuse a new food the first time, but keep trying, it may take up to ten times before they're ready to accept the new taste.
"We know parents often struggle to cater for fussy eaters, so by helping them introduce a variety of flavours at an early age, we're hoping that meal times will become easier for everyone" she said.
Rafferty's Garden's new Flavours of the World range is:
A great way to expand your baby's palette and overcome fussy eating
Free from artificial colours and flavours
Free from genetically modified ingredients
Sold in convenient, BPA-free pouch packs
Delicious - kids just love it!
NEW products include:
Chicken with Orange & Honey
Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables & Rice
Mild Butter Chicken
Mild Chicken Green Curry
Moussaka with Béchamel Sauce
Rafferty's Garden's new Flavours of the World range is suitable for youngsters over ten months old, and is available nationally at leading supermarkets, RRP $2.49 for a 170g pouch. Overcoming Fussy Eating
by leading Dietitian, Karen Kingham
Exposure plays a big role in the development of food preferences among babies and young children, with research telling us that the more often babies are exposed to a food the greater the chances are that they will accept and eat it.
This experience begins in-utero as the flavours of a mother's varied diet are transmitted through the amniotic fluid and 'tasted' by the developing baby.
For breast fed babies the flavour experience is continued as the flavour of breast milk reflects the variety of mum's diet. Research shows this flavour exposure may be responsible for the fact that breast fed babies tend to have better food acceptance than bottle fed babies.
It's possible that these pre-food flavour exposures prepare our babies for the culturally specific nature of the cuisine they are born into, making these flavours familiar and more likely to be accepted.
Starting first foods with babies begins with the introduction of simple flavours from individual foods. But once these first tastes are established variety is important to achieve. Dr Leann Birch, an expert on the influences of food preferences in babies and young children believes that success with food in the fussy toddler years is more likely if plenty of variety is offered from the time weaning starts.
It follows on that introducing a variety of foods that includes flavours from the family table means greater participation in family meals by babies when the time comes to lay them a place.