Nestlé has introduced a new plant-based drink for toddlers, Little Steps Plantygrow Plant-based Growing Up Drink, under its SMA Nutrition range.
The company emphasises that the drink is not a breast milk substitute, but rather a nutritional product designed to be enjoyed by toddlers from 1-3 years of age as part of a varied and balanced diet.
The milk alternative can be enjoyed as a drink, or added to smoothies and shakes.
According to Nestlé, its new Growing Up Drink is a good source of vitamins A, C, B2 and B12, as well as iron, and has been enriched with iodine and omega-3 and omega-6. The drink also contains calcium and vitamin D.
Vicky Woods, SMA Nutrition managing director, said: “Consumers are increasingly choosing plant-based milk alternatives for themselves and looking for options that contain the added nutrients their growing toddlers need”.
“We know that every day toddlers are growing, learning, doing something new and overcoming little challenges. We want to help support toddlers’ development, as part of a varied and balanced diet, while they have fun and get on with living their best life!”
The new offering comes as a ready-to-drink liquid in on-the-go resealable cartons. A 200ml size is available now in Tesco and will be arriving in Asda stores along with a 1 litre pack.
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