Optimum Growing-Up Formula

Our Little Étoile® Clinical Nutrition Stage 4 Optimum Growing Up Formula draws from 20+ years of expertise in pharmaceutical and nutrition sciences, specially designed for children at higher risk of nutritional deficits. With reinforced levels of essential nutrients to assist in maintaining healthy growth and development and supporting resilience through early childhood’s more challenging periods.

Package
800g NET
Highlights
  • Formulated with over 40 key nutritional factors to be a complete and balanced source of nutrition specifically for children 2-6 years, Little Étoile® Clinical Nutrition Optimum Growing-up Formula can be used as a sole source of nutrition or complementary nutrition between meals.
  • For children with increased energy and nutrient needs; reduced food intake, or malnourishment due to loss of appetite. Suitable for fussy eaters, or children with a growth profile lower than typical for their age group.
  • Scientifically formulated based on Opti-5 System principles to support overall Growth and Development, Immunity & Digestion, Cognition & vision
  • Provides Prebiotic GOS for digestive health, DHA & EPA for brain development and Wellmune® Beta-Glucan for immunity
  • Made from grass-fed Australian cow’s milk
  • Naturally tasty, with no added sugar (sucrose)

$46.99


$46.99

Package
800g NET
Highlights
  • Formulated with over 40 key nutritional factors to be a complete and balanced source of nutrition specifically for children 2-6 years, Little Étoile® Clinical Nutrition Optimum Growing-up Formula can be used as a sole source of nutrition or complementary nutrition between meals.
  • For children with increased energy and nutrient needs; reduced food intake, or malnourishment due to loss of appetite. Suitable for fussy eaters, or children with a growth profile lower than typical for their age group.
  • Scientifically formulated based on Opti-5 System principles to support overall Growth and Development, Immunity & Digestion, Cognition & vision
  • Provides Prebiotic GOS for digestive health, DHA & EPA for brain development and Wellmune® Beta-Glucan for immunity
  • Made from grass-fed Australian cow’s milk
  • Naturally tasty, with no added sugar (sucrose)

Clinical Nutrition Formula

2-6 years

Ingredients: Skim Milk Solids, Lactose, Vegetable Oil Blend (Soy, Palm Olein, High Oleic Sunflower, Coconut), Galactooligosaccharides (GOS) containing Lactose, Whey Protein Concentrate, Demineralised Whey Powder, Vanilla, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Powder from Fish Oil, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Choline Chloride, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Wellmune® (containing 75% of Beta-glucan)*, Inositol, Lutein;

Minerals: Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Ferrous Sulphate, Calcium Carbonate, Di-Potassium Hydrogen Orthophosphate, Calcium Hydrogen Orthophosphate, Sodium Chloride, Tri-Potassium Citrate, Tri-Sodium Citrate, Zinc Sulphate, Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Chromium Chloride, Sodium Molybdate;

Vitamins: Ascorbic Acid, DL-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Riboflavin-5’-Phosphate Sodium, Vitamin A Acetate, Niacinamide, Cholecalciferol, Calcium Pantothenate, Cyanocobalamin, Phytonadione, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, D-Biotin, Beta-Carotene.

  • Protein source: from cow’s milk. Contains Milk, Soy and Fish
  • Wellmune® is a registered trademark of Kerry Group.
  • Serving size: approximately 140-175mL per serve
  • Servings per can: approximately 22-28 serves
Nutrients Average Quantity per 100g Average Quantity per 100mL
Energy 2,009kJ 402kJ
Protein 19.4g 3.89g
Fat, total
saturated
monounsaturated
polyunsaturated
omega-3:
α-Linolenic acid (ALA)
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
omega-6:
Linolenic acid (LA)
trans
20.2g
7.17g
7.69g
5.01g397mg
78.6mg
18.3mg3,589mg
0.13g
4.04g
1.43g
1.54g
1.00g79.4mg
15.7mg
3.66mg718mg
0.05g
Carbohydrate
sugars
51.8g
51.8g
10.4g
10.4g
Fibre (Prebiotics)
Galactooligosaccharides (GOS)
6.30g 1.26g
Vitamins
Vitamin A
Betacarotene
476mcg RE
162mcg RE
95.1mcg RE
32.3mcg
Vitamin B6 1,275mcg 255mcg
Vitamin B12 3.34mcg 0.67mcg
Vitamin C 83.9mg 16.8mg
Vitamin D 6.97mcg 1.39mcg
Vitamin E 10.3mg α-TE 2.07mg α-TE
Vitamin K 52.1mcg 10.4mcg
Biotin (vitamin H) 32.6mcg 6.53mcg
Niacin (vitamin B3) 10.5mg 2.10mg
Folate 124mcg 24.7mcg
Pantothenic acid 3.03mg 0.61mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 943mcg 189mcg
Thiamin (vitamin B1) 1,720mcg 344mcg
Minerals
Calcium 1,012mg 202mg
Phosphorus 722mg 144mg
Copper 478mcg 95.6mcg
Iodine 117mcg 23.5mcg
Iron 6.48mg 1.30mg
Magnesium 46.6mg 9.33mg
Manganese 259mcg 51.8mcg
Molybdenum 21.8mcg 4.36mcg
Selenium 23.7mcg 4.73mcg
Zinc 4.32mg 0.86mg
Chloride 516mg 103mg
Potassium 794mg 159mg
Sodium 164mg 32.8mg
Chromium 17.9mcg 3.57mcg
Others
Beta-glucan* 31.3mg 6.25mg
Lutein 206mcg 41.2mcg
Inositol 59.5mg 11.9mg
Taurine 30.1mg 6.02mg
Choline 104mg 20.9mg
Carnitine 10.4mg 2.07mg

Serving Guide

Age of child Cooled boiled water Number of scoops Number of Serves per day
2-4 years 120mL 4 3
4-6 years 150mL 5 3

1 level scoop = 7g of powder to 30mL water. Note that dosages may vary according to your child’s needs. Consult with your healthcare professional on your child’s specific nutritional needs.

How to prepare

  • Wash your hands and all utensils thoroughly before preparing
  • Consult the SERVING GUIDE
  • Using only the scoop provided, fill the scoop with powder, level off using the built-in leveller. Do not compact powder. Always add 1 level scoop of powder for each 30mL of water
  • Stir, whisk, shake or until the powder is completely dissolved. Serve immediately. Discard unfinished serve
  • Always prepare each serve separately and freshly

Storage

  • Store in a cool dry place, avoid extreme temperatures
  • After opening, keep container airtight and use within one month
  • Use by date printed on bottom of container
  • Product is packed by weight, not volume
  • Some settling of the powder may occur during transportation and distribution

The OPTI-5 system

The “Opti-5 System” means Optimal Nutrition System with a focus on 5 key health areas. Distilled by our scientists, it complies with the following principles:

Optimal Nutrition

  • Comprehensive – providing the essential nutrients required for optimising all areas of health and development, as well as supporting the interconnected nature of the body’s systems, and dependence between nutrients.
  • Balanced & Adequate – providing nutrients in adequate amounts to meet the unique requirements of each age group.

Supporting focused health areas: immune, cognition, vision, digestion, growth & development, the most important and vulnerable during the first 6 years of life.

Learn more about our Opti-5 System

*Little Étoile's Opti-5 systems and health benefits

Our Commitment to Quality

Frequenly Asked Questions

This means that the product is suitable to be used on its own as a complete source of all macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients required by the child’s body. Products such as these provide a single format of intake for children who may not be able to consume a normal diet, due to health reasons, or who may be missing specific nutrients that are difficult to determine. In cases where children are ill, products that are a sole source of essential nutrients can help them to recover faster and get them back on track to normal growth again.

Little Étoile® Clinical Nutrition Stage 4 formula has been scientifically formulated to meet the specific nutritional needs of children aged 2-6 years for optimal development. Especially suitable for children who:

  • Require additional nutrition (on top of their everyday diet) to achieve optimal growth and development
  • Need nutrient support for bone and muscle development and optimal height gain
  • Have special nutritional needs, including children with:
    • Anorexia, rickets, general malnourishment, illness and/or recovering
    • Inability to consume normal foods, and requiring nutrient delivery by tube feeding
    • Lack of access to regular food, such as when the family is travelling or away from home.

In compliance with Little Étoile’s proprietary Opti-5 System Principles, this product must be a source of “balanced, complete and comprehensive” nutrition for children in this age range.

Scientific research has established that the first 6 years of a child’s life play a significant role for health and development in later years. The body has the most rapid growth rate during this stage; and it is important to maintain this, to prevent delays that impact on later stages. For optimum development, adequate and balanced nutrition during this period is essential to maximize the potential of future growth, health, and development especially for the immune system, brain development and height development.

Little Étoile Optimum Growing-Up 4 is scientifically formulated to meet the “Sole Source of Nutrition” standards. According to FSANZ, “Sole Source of Nutrition” products must satisfy strict requirements for their content of essential nutrients. Some micronutrients (also called trace nutrients, because the body doesn’t need very much) are less commonly present in nutrient supplements or fortified foods for children, but they are nevertheless critical for growth and development, and help prevent undernutrition and failure to thrive.

Therefore, in addition to special nutrients such as Wellmune® Beta-glucan, Lutein and omega-3 DHA, this formula also has 10 nutrients that are less commonly found in formula products, specifically Copper, Chromium, Molybdenum, Manganese, Selenium, Choline, Vitamin B5, Biotin, Vitamin K and Potassium.

Yes, our stage 4 formula is suitable for children when they resume their normal dietary habits. It can provide a complementary source of nutrients to a balanced diet and regular physical activity. But if you are unsure if it is suitable or required, check with your health professional adviser about the best option for your child.

No. All our milk formula products contain no added sugars in the form of sucrose (table sugar), fructose, starches or syrups. The carbohydrates in our formulas come from lactose, the natural sugar present in milk, which is a source of glucose and galactose. It is available at levels that are necessary to meet energy requirements as specified by FSANZ and WHO. Our toddler formulas also contain no added dextrose, corn-syrup, maltodextrin or other refined sources of saccharides. Note: all toddler formulas are required to have sufficient carbohydrates (which equates to glucose) for energy, but over-consumption of refined sugars may lead to obesity, so parent supervision is recommended.

Both Lactoferrin and beta-glucan have important immunity benefits and have been proven safe in scientific studies on children. These studies have shown improvements in how children, especially from 1-4 years of age, recover from gut and respiratory infections. We believe that clinical nutrition benefits from the use of clinically trialled ingredients like these.

Our Little Étoile Optimum Growing Up Formula contains the special immune active ingredients, Lactoferrin and Wellmune® beta-glucan, to support immune system function.

Together with nutrients that are beneficial to the immune system such as vitamin C, D, A, Zinc and Iron, Little Étoile Nutrition Stage 4 Formula supports your child’s normal immune system function. This is especially important during the early years while your child is building up their acquired immunity. When children gather in educational settings such as kindergarten or schools, their exposure to pathogens increases. By supporting their nutritional status, you allow their body to be equipped to fight off and recover from common childhood illnesses.

Little Étoile Nutrition Growing Up Formula can be used not just as a drink but to add into foods such as smoothies, porridge, cereal, or yoghurt for added nutrition. Make it into a chocolate milkshake by adding a small amount of cocoa or turn it into a strawberry thick shake by blending in a handful of fresh or frozen strawberries.

Both Lactoferrin and Wellmune® beta-glucan have been proven safe and effective in scientific studies on children. Most importantly, the immune system during early childhood is still developing and responding to triggers, as children begin to interact more socially such as attending kindergarten or school, which increases the spread of bacteria and virus. Lactoferrin and Wellmune® beta-glucan are important for immune support in our stage 3 and 4 formulas.

Lutein is a type of antioxidant concentrated in dark green leafy vegetables (not something your toddler is likely to be enjoying!). Being an antioxidant, lutein helps to prevent oxidative damage to the developing retina and brain, supporting eye health, vision and cognition.

Lutein also protects your toddler’s eye by acting as a blue-light filter, which becomes important when we consider that blue light is harmful to developing eyes. The retina and macula of your toddlers eyes are responsible for the development of detailed vision, and lutein helps to protect and support this essential development.

Lutein also plays a protective role in your toddler’s brain and cognitive development, by helping to prevent free radical damage of DHA which is needed in high concentrations for brain and eye development during the first 3 years of life.

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During early childhood, your little one’s eyes are still developing, and their vision is constantly improving. Vitamin A in the form of retinal makes up a structural component of the cells in the retina, needed for healthy eye development and vision support. Vitamin A from beta-carotene also plays an essential role in regulating the immune system as well as improving the structural integrity of the gut lining for digestive health. While toddlers build their immune system by encountering each new pathogen, it’s important to maintain healthy vitamin A levels through dietary sources of beta-carotene.

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