It’s lunchtime and you’ve prepped a totally healthy meal for the kids. Add a yoghurt, and you’re done!
But, wait. Is this little dairy delight really that healthy for your little one? Well, if it’s Tamar Valley Dairy’s new range of Greek yoghurts (which are specially designed for kids), the answer is yes, very!
Really? How come?
That’s right. Tamar Valley Dairy just introduced something that health-conscious mums will adore – a kids’ yoghurt that is crafted with only premium ingredients, the first with no sugar added. Using milk sourced from local farms in the Tamar Valley region, this new yoghurt range is as good for your child as it tastes.
We know, you take care when cooking for your kids. You’re cautious when it comes to sugary sweet treats and tend to lean towards healthy options, such as yoghurt. That said, there are so-called healthy products, and then ones that are actually nutritious.
According to Accredited Practising Dietician Sharon Natoli from Food & Nutrition Australia,
“Latest research suggests that half of kids ages 2-3 years eat too much sugar, with 70-80% of this coming from added sugars, so it’s great to see a no sugar added Greek yoghurt option for kids in this age group.”
Natoli adds, “At this age, kids are still developing their taste preferences and experimenting with different foods, so offering a product with a lower level of sweetness has the potential to set them up for better eating habits later in life by adjusting their taste for sweetness downwards.”
What’s magical (in a totally nutrition-centered way) about Tamar Valley Dairy’s yoghurt is that it fits into the healthy-for-kids category, without sacrificing taste. So many ‘health’ foods taste like – well, health foods. They’re bland. They have odd flavours, or they’re far from anything that your picky, picky preschooler would ever dare to eat. Not so for this one!
Even though Tamar Valley Dairy says a big “NO” to added sugar, they didn’t skimp on the yum factor. With three flavours in the range (strawberry, vanilla and tropical) your choosy child won’t be disappointed and won’t turn her nose up when you offer her a pouch.
A pouch? Wait just a moment there – did we just say pouch? We absolutely did. This yoghurt doesn’t come in a cup. Instead, it comes in a squeezable pouch. #winning
Any mum who’s ever tried packing a cup of yoghurt in her child’s school lunch knows that it’s not exactly a joy-filled situation. Yoghurt cups take up more room than you’d like, they (obviously) don’t bend and you need to include a spoon.
These squeezable pouches easily pack up, making them perfect for lunch-boxes or even your own bag (for an on-the-go treat that your child actually asks for). And bonus, there’s extra blank space on the pouch to write your child’s name. Now Ella’s yoghurt won’t get mixed up with Oliver’s!
The yoghurt comes in 110g pouches and is sold at Coles, Woolworths and Independent supermarkets. “Kids aged 2-3 years need at least 1½ serves of dairy foods daily to provide the nutrition they need to support growth and development, in particular for healthy bones, muscles, teeth and gums,” says Natoli.
“One Tamar Valley kids yoghurt provides half a serve of dairy, giving young kids a good start toward meeting their daily dairy requirements.”
To celebrate the launch of these Australian first yoghurts, and because we love to hear what you’ve got to say, we’ve organised for a bunch of our readers to trial and review the range of Tamar Valley Dairy’s kids’ Greek yoghurt pouches and tell us what you think!
Here’s how it works: If you’re lucky enough to be selected, we’ll send you vouchers for Tamar Valley Dairy Kids’ Greek yoghurt. You’ll have 10 days for your kids to try the yoghurt. Snap some pictures of your little one’s eating the pouches and complete a short survey, with your honest and detailed feedback. That’s it! We’ll then compile a follow-up story and include your feedback so we can share it with our readers.
It’s that easy!
To apply, complete the application form below in full and we’ll be in touch if you’re one of the readers selected.