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Nutrico infant and toddler formula:

Nutrico formula comes in three stages, infant, follow-on and toddler formula.

All three stages are:

  • Free from maltodextrin and corn syrup solids
  • No added non-milk sugars
  • Include both FOS and GOS
  • Includes Omega 3’s
  • Have no artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours
  • Has a premium blend of Australian dairy milk and a broad range of nutrients developed to sustain the growth and development of babies
  • Made in Australia and Australian owned.

Nutrico is free from maltodextrin and corn syrup solids. We believe all formula should be free of non-milk added sugars, as recent research has shown that

  • Infant formula with non-milk sugars such as maltodextrin and glucose syrup solids has been found to significantly contribute to tooth decay, compared to formulas which has only lactose (milk sugar)
  • Studies have shown that maltodextrin changes gut bacteria, suppressing the growth of probiotics, promoting the growth of unhealthy bacteria and increasing the risk of inflammatory disease.

We are concerned about the ubiquity of added sugar in our food and the sugar-induced health crisis affecting our society. Sugar consumption contributing to weight gain, obesity, Type 2 diabetes and tooth decay.

Here is a snapshot of some of the data which concerns us:

  • Almost 50% of 6 year olds have tooth decay. Tooth decay is the third leading cause of hospitalisation in children.
  • In the last 25 years, Australia’s childhood obesity rate increased by 35%.
  • Obesity has been directly linked to Type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
  • Added sugars are now present in most packaged foods, including savoury foods and infant formula.

Food labelling requirements are not very helpful in a practical sense to the regular consumer. While regulations have recently changed in the US to require the listing of ‘added sugar’ on ingredients lists of packaged foods, we are yet to see the same requirements in Australia. There is currently no straight forward way for consumers in Australia to know if a packaged food product has added sugars. Combine this with the fact that there are over 60 different names for sugars, and you have an issue that is both important for consumers and also difficult to understand.

This just makes it harder for consumers to make the right choices at the supermarket.

 

Who are we?

We are Craig and Maia, parents to two youngsters and owners of a medical centre in a country town and Nutrico formula.

About 6 months after our babies were born they transitioned to bottle feeding and we saw that most infant formula brands had added sugars, and some of them left out important nutrients such as FOS and GOS. We are concerned about the ubiquity of added sugar in our food and the sugar-induced health crisis affecting our society.

Most brands are marketed as having a ‘health halo’, and they claim benefits from being organic or scientific. The reality is that this might look impressive but it does not withstand examination, because many of the popular infant formula brands have added non-milk sugars, which our babies really do not need.

We were disappointed to see the food manufacturing industry hasn’t yet adopted to the scientific findings showing the harm of added sugars, as many infant formula brands add unnecessary non-milk sugars such as maltodextrin which contributes to tooth decay.

Some formulas available in Australia even list maltodextrin as the first ingredient on their food labels, meaning that there is more of this artificial sugar in the formula than any other ingredient in the product!

So we did the obvious and created our own infant formula brand, Nutrico, in partnership with one of Australia’s leading dairies.

Nutrico infant and toddler formula is free from added non-milk sugars, colours and flavours, includes both FOS and GOS and Omega 3. It has the same nutritional profile as all other premium formulas sold in Australia with the additional benefits of being:

  • Free from maltodextrin and corn syrup solids
  • No added non-milk sugars
  • Include both FOS and GOS
  • Have no artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours
  • Has a premium blend of Australian dairy milk and a broad range of nutrients developed to sustain the growth and development of babies
  • Made in Australia and Australian owned.