Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to an event at Bill’s, a lovely rustic cafe/restaurant in the middle of London’s Covent Garden. I've added a photo of me with some of teh HiPP team!
In amongst all the tempting produce and tantalising recipes ordinarily available in this friendly eating-house, HiPP Organic had displayed a wide selection of their organic baby foods, drinks and snacks together with some lovely fresh fruits and vegetables (another photo below for you to see). It looked great! Also invited were a number of journalists and bloggers working in parenting media who had come along to find out more about the HiPP range and the nutritional benefits they can offer babies and young children.
Amongst the displayed foods were some of the company’s new products that have just come onto the market. The four new Savoury Pouches each contain 1-2 child-sized portions of vegetables and are also a natural source of omega 3 (organic rapeseed oil), providing at least 25% of a baby’s daily omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid) requirement. Omega 3 fats play a vital role in brain and nerve development and it’s really important to make sure babies get enough in their diets, but with so few good natural sources this can be quite a challenge so these new products should be popular. Two of these pouches (Creamy tomato & leek pasta and Scrummy Spaghetti Bolognese) are for Stage 2 and what sets them apart from the competition is that they contain small lumps rather than just being mashed. Encouraging babies to chew from around 7 months is really important and these products should help parents at this key stage in development.
Other new products on display were the ‘My first yogurts’ in raspberry and banana flavours. The little pots are perfect for parents when they’re out and about with their little ones as they do not need to be chilled – a perfect snack for slipping into a handbag or changing bag. Providing 23% RDA for calcium in 100g (2 pots) these baby yogurts could be a valuable addition to the diet as well. They taste great too, as was discovered by a little girl accompanying her journalist mum!
This was a really enjoyable morning and I don’t think I was alone in finding it extremely valuable and informative. It was a great opportunity for me to meet and chat to some lovely people who are just as interested in child nutrition as I am. A rare occasion!
Until next time....