The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-09-15T05:10:10Z Gold Coast Doctor Joins Forces with Plant-Based Food Startup to Improve Children’s Health and Fight Climate Change 2021-09-15T05:10:10Z gold-coast-doctor-joins-forces-with-plant-based-food-startup-to-improve-children-s-health-and-fight-climate-change Gold Coast, QLD (September 15, 2021) — Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (“Sprout” or the “Company”), the Aussie startup known for its world-first plant-based infant formula has joined forces with local Gold Coast doctor, Dr Andrew Little, who is on a mission to improve children’s health and fight climate change by increasing the availability of healthy plant-based food choices for kids. “I'm very passionate about the future of our planet and even more so now after the latest IPCC report. It's literally Code Red for humanity. Something like Sprout has never been more needed than our current point of history,” said Dr Andrew Little. Commenting on the partnership, Sprout’s founder, Selasi Berdie, said it was a timely opportunity in the midst of a pandemic and looming climate crisis to deepen its relationships with Australian health professionals who not only care about kids' nutrition, but the health of the environment they will ultimately inherit. “I am a firm believer in five key factors with health in the form of physical, mental, spiritual, social and environmental health. It has never been more important during a global pandemic for us to focus on the personal health of ourselves and our children but also the health of the planet. Choosing healthy & sustainable food choices is an absolute must if we want a better planet for future generations. Dr Little has a brilliant mind and a lot of great suggestions we are already taking on board to develop the best possible products for kids,” stated Berdie.  After launching its world-first infant formula in June, this week, the company added another new product to its growing range, Sprout Junior Protein, a plant-based shake designed to supplement common nutritional gaps seen in children. “Although we have become known as the plant-based formula brand, it’s easy to forget kids are only infants for one year of their nutritional journey. We wanted to make parents' lives easier with one product that was suitable for the whole family,” Berdie continued.  “I’m grateful that at a time like this we are still able to lead a charge to change kids' nutrition for the better”. Contact: Nadia Schilling, nadia@sproutorganic.com.au, 0469 545 424 Images: https://bit.ly/SproutPhotoFootage  Interview with Selasi Berdie, Sprout founder, and Dr Andrew Little available on request. ### About Sprout Organic Sprout Organic is an Australian children's nutrition company which creates organic, plant-based infant formula, and healthy plant-based snacks for kids. Its mission is to provide children and their families with access to nourishing plant-based food products across the globe. Approved by leading paediatricians, dietitians, and food science experts, in June 2021 Sprout launched its highly anticipated flagship product: a plant-based and organic infant formula, a first-to-market product disrupting a 120 year old industry. Sprout Organic Debuts World First Plant-Based Organic Infant Formula at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference 2021-05-19T02:44:16Z sprout-organic-debuts-world-first-plant-based-organic-infant-formula-at-the-australian-pharmacy-professional-conference Selasi Berdie, Sprout founder, pictured at office. Gold Coast, QLD (May 19, 2021) — Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (“Sprout” or the “Company”), The company that has created the world’s first organic plant-based infant formula, is now launching it to the world. The demand for plant-based options in infant formula has remained unfulfilled for decades, with soy (a common allergen) being the only choice which is not recommended for infants under 6 months. Sprout Organic’s infant formula has come on the back of five years of development and rigorous sourcing of high quality organic ingredients.  Manufacturing such a product in Australia has been a challenge. Australian infant nutrition standards are extremely high, in addition to being the only country in the world that places legal limits on certain undesired elements. This creates an environment that is highly restrictive in sourcing, but very beneficial to the end product.  Sprout is formally releasing both an infant and toddler formula direct to industry at the upcoming ‘Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference’ on the Gold Coast 20-23 May, followed by the ‘Naturally Good Expo’ in Sydney 30-31 May. These trade shows are the pre-eminent events for formula sales channels in Australia. Sprout Organic has already commenced pre-sales on its website, where the company saw over 300 sales in the first 48 hours of opening. Sales have come from both Australia and abroad with orders being placed from 19 international locations. “While we expected to receive some pre-sales, the high volume and positive feedback has been unbelievable, “said Sprout Founder, Sel Berdie. "It is a true validation of the last 5 years of hard work in developing such a needed product. We are so pleased to be able to provide parents with this choice." Sprout has committed to shipping infant formula to its consumers on June 1st, with national retail stores rolling out from July 1st. “The acceptance and uptake by our distribution and retail partners has been almost overwhelming” said Sprout Director, Ben Chester. "If our pre-sales are anything to go by, getting the required volumes out to stores is going to be the challenge, albeit a very positive one”. Contact: Nadia Schilling, nadia@sproutorganic.com.au, 0469 545 424 Images: https://bit.ly/SproutOrganicMedia Interview with Sel Berdie, Sprout founder and former Gold Coast Titans player available on request. ### About the APP Event (20-23 May - Gold Coast) Each year the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference & Trade Exhibition (APP) attracts 6,000+ pharmacy owners, pharmacy managers, pharmacists, intern pharmacists, retail managers, pharmacy assistants, students and pharmacy industry suppliers. About Naturally Good Event (30-31 May - Sydney) Naturally Good is the go-to tradeshow for all things natural, organic and healthy. As the leading business platform for natural and organic brands to showcase their latest and greatest products, Naturally Good offers a range of options both in person and online to connect leading brands with retail buyers. About Sprout Organic Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (Sprout), is a Gold Coast QLD company that develops and manufactures kids plant-based nutritional products. Its vision is to provide children and their families with access to nourishing plant-based food products across the globe, starting right here in Australia. Approved by leading paediatricians, dietitians, and food technology experts, Sprout Organic’s is launching its highly anticipated plant-based infant and toddler formulas direct to industry at the upcoming ‘Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference’ on the Gold Coast 20-23 May, followed by the ‘Naturally Good Expo’ in Sydney 30-31 May. Sprout Organic Pty Ltd Becomes a Member of the Infant Nutrition Council and Signatory to the MAIF Agreement 2021-02-16T07:43:13Z sprout-organic-pty-ltd-becomes-a-member-of-the-infant-nutrition-council-and-signatory-to-the-maif-agreement Gold Coast, QLD (February 16, 2021) — Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (“Sprout” or the “Company”), the creator of the world’s first organic plant-based infant formula and healthy plant-based snacks for children has become a member of the Infant Nutrition Council Australia & New Zealand and a signatory to the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement 1992 (MAIF Agreement). Being part of the Infant Nutrition Council is a primary validation in the infant formula sector. As a member, Sprout is required to ensure that any formula is strictly formulated to ensure the necessary nutritional requirements for infants. This is regulated under Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) and includes the best practice in manufacturing. “Membership within the Infant Nutrition Council is a great milestone for Sprout. It indicates trust and an understanding of the industry in us," said Sprout Founder, Sel Berdie. "Being accepted into the council is recognition as a peer of the infant formula industry." “It is wonderful to see new members with innovative new offerings joining the Infant Nutrition Council, and we are very pleased to welcome Sprout Organic,” said Jan Carey Infant Nutrition Council CEO. Sprout has also undertaken an active role within the council as a Member of the Trade and Market Access Committee. “We really appreciate the opportunity to participate with the experienced members in this space we are learning so much,” said Ben Chester, Director at Sprout. A signatory to the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formulas: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement 1992 (MAIF Agreement) is the preeminent requirement to participate in the sale and marketing of Infant Formulas in Australia. The agreement is in place to ensure the sale of infant formula meets the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes 1981 (WHO Code). The agreement is the purview of the Minister for food regulation “The Department of Heath looks forward to engaging with Sprout Organic on issues relating to the Agreement”, said a department representative. Sprout has already been actively engaged with the department in submitting a response to the renewal of the 10 year review of the agreement for October 2022. “Becoming a signatory of the MAIF agreement is a significant step in participating in the infant formula segment,” said Sprout Founder, Sel Berdie. "Having a company and brand that can align itself with the ideals and requirements of the World Health Organisation on infant formula is extremely important to us.” Contact: Nadia Schilling, nadia@sproutorganic.com.au, 0469 545 424 Images: bit.ly/SproutOrganicImages Interviews with Sel Berdie, Sprout founder and former Gold Coast Titans player available on request. ### About the Infant Nutrition Council The Infant Nutrition Council was established in 2009 and represents the interests of the infant formula and toddler milk industry in Australia and New Zealand which advocates optimal nutrition for all infants. Its membership is made up of global companies; well established local companies; formula manufacturers; and ingredient manufacturers and suppliers. About the MAIF Agreement The MAIF Agreement has operated since 1992 as a voluntary, self-regulatory code of conduct between the manufacturers and importers of infant formula in Australia.  The MAIF Agreement aims to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by protecting and promoting breastfeeding and by ensuring the proper use of breast milk substitutes, when they are necessary, on the basis of adequate information through appropriate marketing and distribution. About Sprout Organic Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (Sprout), is a Gold Coast QLD company that develops and manufactures kids plant-based nutritional products. Its vision is to provide children and their families with access to nourishing plant-based food products across the globe, starting right here in Australia. Approved by leading paediatricians, dietitians, and food technology experts, Sprout Organic’s first commercial product is a range of organic plant-based snack bars which launched on World Children’s Day 2020. In May 2021, Sprout plans to release its highly anticipated plant-based toddler and infant formula. Sprout Organic Pty Ltd Enters Agreements with Global by Nature and Total Health Distributors to Distribute Products in WA and NSW 2021-02-16T05:12:52Z sprout-organic-pty-ltd-enters-agreements-with-global-by-nature-and-total-health-distributors-to-distribute-products-in-wa-and-nsw Sel Berdie – Sprout Founder with the first shipment packed for Western Australia Gold Coast, QLD (January 13, 2021) — Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (“Sprout” or the “Company”), the creator of the world first organic plant based infant formula and healthy plant based snacks for children is teaming up with Global by Nature in NSW and Total Health distributors in WA to distribute the Sprout range throughout both states. Both distributors are equally the most proactive health distributors in each state with brands represented in over 1,000 retailers, providing a wide reach into health food stores, independent supermarkets and pharmacies. “At Global, we are always looking for innovative and delicious ways to surprise and excite our customers. Sprout’s healthy and tasty kids snack bars and genuine innovation in infant formula is exactly that. Sprout is building a whole new form of inclusivity in the sector," said Ryan Mclintock, General Manager of Global by Nature. “We are very pleased to announce our distribution agreements with Global by Nature and Total Health. In these two distributors we have found partners that are incredibly passionate about our products. WA and NSW were identified as a key market for us, and we couldn't be happier with the fit we've found in these two companies," said Sprout Founder, Sel Berdie. "These are the first in a series of domestic and international distribution partnerships that we are working to establish as we continue to grow our business". In the second quarter of 2021, Sprout plans to release its highly anticipated plant-based toddler and infant formula.   Contact: Nadia Schilling, nadia@sproutorganic.com.au, 0469 545 424 Images: https://bit.ly/SproutOrganicImages  Interviews available on request ### About Sprout Organic Sprout Organic Pty Ltd (Sprout), is a Gold Coast QLD company that develops and manufactures kids plant-based nutritional products. Its vision is to provide children and their families with access to nourishing plant-based food products across the globe, starting right here in Australia. Approved by leading paediatricians, dietitians, and food technology experts, Sprout Organic’s first commercial product is a range of healthy plant-based snack bars which launched on World Children’s Day (2020). In the second quarter of 2021, Sprout plans to release its highly anticipated toddler and infant formula. Fight Child Hunger Down-Under This World Children’s Day 2021-01-13T14:06:08Z fight-child-hunger-down-under-this-world-children-s-day As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease in Queensland, local kid’s nutrition start-up, Sprout Organic, is hosting a kids treasure hunt in honour of World Children’s Day to support Australian child hunger relief charity, Feed the little Children.   Gold Coast, QLD (November 10, 2020) — To celebrate its launch, Gold Coast kid’s nutrition start-up, Sprout Organic, is hosting a kids treasure hunt in honour of World Children’s Day to raise proceeds for Australian child-hunger relief charity, Feed the Little Children.   What: World Children’s Day Treasure Hunt When: Saturday, November 21 – 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport Host: Sprout Organic Event Details: Participate via gold coin donation to Feed the Little Children. All participants will receive a prize and there will be three major prizes. All families welcome. Participants must have adult supervision. Best suited for kids aged 4-12. Among the founders of the new kids nutrition start-up are two well-known Gold Coast entrepreneurs, Sel Berdie, former Gold Coast Titans player, and INBA Mr. Universe winner, Billy Simmonds.   “We’re thrilled to be hosting a fun family event for a good cause”, said Berdie. “Ensuring that kids have access to nutritious food is a cause which aligns very deeply with our mission and we admire the work that Feed the Little Children does to provide emergency hunger relief for kids in Australia”.   “100% of raised funds from this event will be donated to Feed the Little Children, and we’ll also be donating some boxes of our new healthy snack bars to kids in need” Berdie added. “It’s been a while since we’ve been able to enjoy a fun community event like this and we’re excited to bring some well-needed smiles to kids’ faces and get them out in the fresh air to make a happy memory in honour of World Children’s Day”.   Sprout Organic is the first plant-based kid’s nutrition company to launch in Australia. Advised by leading paediatricians, dietitians, and food technology experts, its first commercial product will be a healthy kids snack bar range launching this November, followed closely by a plant-based toddler, infant, and follow-on formula in 2021. The forecast for Australia’s plant-based food industry shows tremendous growth, with the CSIRO estimating the plant-based foods market to be worth more than $6 billion by 2030 positioning Australia as the third fastest growing market in the world.   Contact: Nadia Schilling, nadia@sproutorganic.com.au, 0469 545 424 Ends ### About Sprout Organic Sprout Organic is an Australian plant-based kids nutrition company based in the Gold Coast, Australia. Its vision is to provide children and their families with access to nourishing plant-based food products across the globe, starting right here in Australia.     About World Children’s Day World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November* each year to promote international togetherness and improve children's welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Since 1990, World Children's Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the Declaration and the Convention on children's rights. World Children's Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children. NOTE: Sprout Organic’s Treasure hunt event will be held one day after the official World Children’s Day on Saturday, November 21st, so more Gold Coast families can enjoy the event.   About Feed the Little Children Feed The Little Children is an Australian charity which cooks and delivers over 600 hot, healthy meals a week to highly disadvantaged children in Australia, while also employing measurable, outcomes based, self-capacity building projects that bring change to intergenerational cycles of poverty and neglect. Hunger destroys hope, and Feed the Little Children is seeing new confidence, joy, and optimism in the children they support.