By the end of the first year of life, solid foods should provide an increasing proportion of a child’s energy intake. Offering a variety of nutritious foods is likely to meet most nutrient needs and provides the basis for healthy eating habits. Small, frequent and nutrient-dense offerings of a variety of foods from the five food groups is important to meet nutrient and energy needs during the second year of life. From 12 months of age, toddlers should be consuming family foods consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines. In the second year of life, drinks should be offered in a cup rather than a feeding bottle.
Sugar-sweetened drinks and fruit juice should be limited and tea, coffee and other caffeinated drinks are unsuitable(1). Whilst Toddler Milk Drinks are not considered necessary, they may assist children meet additional nutrient needs, when their dietary intake is inadequate(2-5).
Diamond pro+ 3 with Prebiotics & Probiotics is a nutritious milk drink, professionally formulated to help keep up with the nutritional needs of active toddlers, providing 15–50% of their daily allowance of 16 essential vitamins and minerals per serve.
As well as a drink on its own, Australia’s Own Diamond pro+ 3 can replace regular cow’s milk to add nourishment and fill in nutrition gaps when preparing breakfast, baking or cooking meals for a toddler.
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Milk Solids (Skim Milk Powder, Lactose, Demineralised Whey Powder, Whey Protein Concentrate), Vegetable Oils (Soy Oil, Palm Olein Oil, High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Antioxidant [Ascorbyl Palmitate]). Prebiotics: Galacto-oligosaccharides. Dried Omega-3 and Omega-6 Oils (DHA and AA), Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin). Probiotics: Bifidobacterium Lactis BB-12. Vitamins: Vitamin (C, E, B3, A, B12, D3, B1, B2, B6), Folate. Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium, Iodine, Sodium, Phosphorus.
Contains milk, fish oil and soybean products.
|Age||Drinking water||^Level scoops of Toddler Milk Drink||+ Serves per day|
|1-3 years||180 mL||3||1 - 2|
+The suggested number of serves is provided as a serving guide, for when a toddler’s nutritional intake are inadequate and are based on the National Health and Medical Council Dietary Guidelines (2013). Toddlers should be offered and encouraged to eat a wide variety of nutritious foods to meet their nutrient needs, and to provide a basis for lifelong healthy eating habits.
1 scoop of Toddler Milk Drink (8.8 g) + 60 mL of water = 66.7 mL total volume.
Cup feeding guidelines:
Drinks for toddlers should be offered in a cup rather than a feeding bottle. Encourage cessation of bottle use by 12 months.
Water and milk are the preferred drinks for toddlers. Sugar-sweetened drinks and fruit juice should be limited. Routine dental checks are also recommended.
It is safer to serve toddler milk drink immediately after it is prepared. For a cold drink, chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving. For a warm drink, heat slightly before serving. Discard any unfinished toddler milk drink. Prepare each drink as needed.
Always wash hands thoroughly. Clean toddler drinking cup and the stirring utensil in hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
Use only the enclosed scoop. Fill scoop and level off using the built-in leveller in the can. Avoid compacting toddler milk drink.
Add 3 level scoops of powder to 180 mL of drinking water. For smaller volumes simply add 1 scoop to each 60 mL of water. Mix thoroughly by stirring briskly with the stirring utensil to dissolve the toddler milk drink.