Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Petits Filous made of?

Answer: Yoplait Petits Filous is made from cow’s milk by adding cultures to create fromage frais. The combination of milk, real fruit purée, dairy cream, and some sugar gives Petits Filous its smooth creamy texture and its great taste.

Why have you added calcium and vitamin D to Petits Filous?

Answer: Calcium and vitamin D are essential for building strong bones and teeth early in life and they can prevent bones becoming fragile in later life.

Research carried out by University College Cork on children ages 5-12 years old in Ireland showed that approximately 30% of children don’t consume enough calcium and 88% of children don’t consume enough vitamin D.

How much calcium and vitamin D is there in Petits Filous?

Answer:110g pot of Petits Filous contains 165mg of calcium which is 20% of the EU RDA*. 110g pot also contains 1.38µg which is 28% of the EU RDA* for Vitamin D.

* RDA Recommended daily allowance

Which foods contain calcium and vitamin D?

Answer: You may know that milk and milk products like cheese and yogurt have calcium. Other foods have calcium such as vegetables like broccoli, kale, and collards. Petits Filous contains Vitamin D and Calcium for strong bones. Also, some foods which don’t naturally contain calcium or vitamin D, fortify with calcium and vitamin D such milk and orange juice.

Vitamin D is found naturally in oily fish, liver, and fish liver oils, but more and more child-friendly products are fortified with vitamin D, like Petits Filous, milk and some cereals. Sunlight is also a source of vitamin D.

What role does vitamin D play?

Answer: Vitamin D helps the body use calcium. Calcium can’t do its job without vitamin D. It is found naturally in tuna fish, liver, and fish liver oils, but more and more products are fortified with vitamin D, like Petits Filous and some milk. Sunlight is also an excellent source of vitamin D.

Can children take supplements to get calcium and vitamin D?

Answer: The best way for minerals, like calcium, to enter the body is through food. Food also provides other minerals and vitamins that are important for bone health, as well as for overall health

How much sugar is there in Petits Filous?

Answer: Petits Filous contains 12.3g of sugar per 100g. The sweet taste of Petits Filous is also provided by the real fruit puree and it contains no artificial sweeteners.

From what age can I start giving Petits Filous to my child?

Answer: From the age of 3, your child can eat what the rest of the family is eating. Yogurts and fromage frais can be given as a snack or a dessert.

How many pots of Petits Filous can my child have every day?

Answer: A well balanced diet is just as important for your child as it is for you. Petits Filous is perfect as a part of a healthy balanced diet.

Is Petits Filous suitable for coeliacs/a gluten free diet?

Answer: Yes. Petits Filous does not contain gluten.

Is Petits Filous suitable for a vegetarian diet?

Answer: Yes

Is Petits Filous suitable for a vegan diet?

Answer: Petits Filous is made of milk so it is not suitable for a vegan diet.

Is Petits Filous suitable for a person with a milk allergy?

Answer: As Petits Filous is made of milk it is not suitable for children with milk allergy.

Can I freeze Petits Filous?

Answer: Petits Filous can be frozen in the short term to make healthy ice lolly alternatives in summer. However, long term freezing of the product is not recommended.

Can I bring Petits Filous with me on holiday?

Answer: The product has to be stored at + 0-5 degrees centigrade. You can bring the product on holidays but it must be carried in a cooler bag / box with ice packs and put straight into a fridge on arrival.

How should I store Petits Filous?

Answer: The product must be refrigerated after purchase at a temperature of between 0-5 degrees Celsius and it should be consumed before the Use By date on the package.

Can I add salt and sugar to my baby’s food?

Answer: Never add salt to your baby’s food, there is plenty of salt present naturally in many foods. The government has advised that we all need to cut down on the amount of salt we consume.

Try to avoid adding sugar and if you do, it should be strictly limited. You might find these tips useful:

  • Use naturally sweet products like fruit instead of biscuits or desserts.
  • Use unsweetened cereals.
  • Do not use foods with added sugar e.g. sweets.
  • Always offer your baby cooled boiled water instead of fruit juice or sugary drinks.
  • Limit foods containing sugar to meal times.

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