NEW Nestlé CERELAC®

Being a PE teacher, I am always interested to find out more about nutrition and how it helps in the growth and physical well-being of my students. When I had kids, I was interested to find out what foods contain more of such important nutrients such that babies having super small tummies can have small servings but each serving is full of nutrition for them.

I was honoured to be invited to a media event when they launched the new CERELAC® Infant Cereals as well as the new CERELAC® iRON Calculator. We were told of the importance of iron and the impact of iron deficiency on child development by Dr Janice Wong a Paediatrician and Ms Frances Yeo, a Child Psychologist. The good news is that all the flavours of the CERELAC® Infant Cereals remain, just that all of them now include 30% more iron as compared to the previous recipe!

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We also got to play with the new CERELAC® iRON Calculator to check if our kids have met the sufficient iron required for their daily intake of food and it also gives you suggestion on what are iron rich foods that you can include in your baby’s diet. You can access the iRON Calulator here.

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Why Iron is so important.

Full-term babies have large amounts of iron stored in their bodies sufficient for the first six months of their new life. Up until this stage, babies will also start weaning foods to meet their increasing nutritional needs. Iron, is one key nutrient that plays an important role for an infant’s childhood nutrition, specifically for red blood cells which carry oxygen to all parts of the body to help the body’s production of energy.

Iron also has short-term and possibly long-term effects on the child’s motor, cognitive and socio-emotional development, co-ordination, and behaviour of the child. However, ensuring a child’s daily requirements are not as difficult as it looks. Offering iron-fortified foods such as rice cereals, red meat and leafy vegetables are a good example to complement your baby’s diet during the weaning stages.

New CERELAC® Infant Cereals

To help bridge the iron gap and complement a baby’s diet, Nestlé introduces the new CERELAC® Infant Cereals range, infused with higher iron content, Vitamins A & C, BIFIDUS BL probiotics and DHA. The new and improved Nestlé CERELAC® Infant Cereals will meet more than 50 per cent of an infant’s daily iron requirement, in just one serving!

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Made with Baby Grade ingredients specially grown for babies, Nestlé CERELAC® Infant Cereals offer a range of flavours across three stages of an infant’s growth – after six months, from eight months, and from 12 months, giving your child a nutritious headstart to their first solid foods. 

Nestlé CERELAC® Infant Cereals comes in 11 different variants to cater to each stage of an infant’s growth. Please refer to Table 1 for the full list of flavours.

No.

Stages

Nestlé CERELAC® Infant Cereal Flavours

1

After 6 Months

Brown Rice & Milk

2

Rice & Milk

3

Rice & Soya

4

Rice (Without Milk)

5

Wheat & Honey (Without Milk)

6

Rice & Mixed Vegetables

7

Rice & Mixed Fruits

8

From 8 Months

Oats, Wheat & Prunes

9

Wheat, Honey & Dates

10

Rice & Chicken

11

From 12 Months

Multi Grain & Garden Vegetables

Table 1. Range of Nestlé CERELAC® Infant Cereal Flavours

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New CERELAC® IRON Calculator

Nestlé CERELAC® Infant Cereals also launched the new CERELAC® iRON Calculator, a simple and interactive platform for parents to help ensure the food their child receives meets the daily iron needs, all with just a click of a button.  All users have to do is select from food categories and their respective servings, to generate the estimated iron intake for their child.

“We are constantly tailoring Nestlé CERELAC® Infant Cereals to support different stages of an infant’s growth and development. To bridge the nutrition gap for infants, our new and improved Nestlé CERELAC® range contains 30 per cent more iron, ensuring every bowl of CERELAC Infant Cereal is enriched with adequate vitamins and minerals to ensure a balanced and nutritious meal,” said Ms Angela Lu, Country Business Manager, Infant Nutrition, Nestlé Singapore. “We are also proud to unveil the Nestlé CERELAC® iRON Calculator, a quick and convenient way for mums, and even dads, to find out exactly how much more iron their child needs, or evaluate if they are already meeting the Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI).”

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The New Nestlé CERELAC® Infant Cereals is available at all leading stores at a retail price of $4.50, $5.50, $6.50 for 225g, 250g and 350g pack sizes respectively.

 

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One thought on “NEW Nestlé CERELAC®

  1. Cerelac is great way to fulfill your baby daily dietary and nutritive requirements. It has Iron, Calcium, Fatty Acids and Vitamins that’s helps child in early stage development.
    Thanks a lot….

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