Best Children’s Food Brand | Junior Design Awards 2019

Announcing the winners in the JDA19 best food brand category...

| Junior Design Awards 2019

Best Children's Food Brand | Junior Design Awards 2019

WHO: Milly’s Kidchup
WHAT: A completely natural and healthy alternative to the average sugar laden tomato ketchup. Kidchup contains no refined sugar, added salt, artificial sweeteners or syrups and was developed by mother Milly Cundall in 2015 when she couldn’t find a sugar free ketchup to give her own son Archie. The secret to its unique sweetness comes from apples.


WHY: Our judges were unanimous in their decision to give Kidchup a prestigious JDA Gold award. We’ll leave it up to them to tell you why…

Love this product! Sugar is everywhere and trying to reduce it in children's food is so important
Gabrielle Spang, founder of concept store Scandimini
One of our favourite products. Our kids love it and great that it isn’t full of sugar like other ketchups
Gemma Breger, co-founder of The Mothership
Given that my kids eat ketchup like it’s an actual food group I’m thrilled to find something that’s incredibly healthy and happens to taste wonderful
Gemma Metcalfe, founder of the Mutha.Hood
Fab recyclable packaging for a genius product. My kids genuinely prefer this to regular ketchup!
Hollie de Cruz author and founder of yesmum cards
Loved the packaging, branding and taste of this and the fact it comes in a glass bottle! Also great that it contains no sugar but tastes sweet from the natural sugars in the tomato. Would say it is more Passata than ketchup but still tasty!
Frances Quinn, Cookery writer, baker and winner of The Great British Bake Off

WHERE: Milly’s Kidchup is available from Plastic Freedom £3.95 and Kidchup

Best Children's Food Brand | Junior Design Awards 2019


WHO: Little Dish
WHAT: Fresh, nutritious meals for toddlers made from 100% natural ingredients with no additives or preservatives. The broad range of dishes are all nutritionally balanced and are created to contain the right amount of energy, protein and fats a growing toddler needs. The meals are also designed to introduce toddlers to exciting tastes and textures to help encourage life-long healthy eating habits.

WHY: These freshly made meals are the next best thing to home made food and sometimes, judging by our efforts, even better! Our judges were very impressed with the broad range of dishes and some of them were already fans.

Best snack for road trips and holidays.
Aly, from All Mum’s Talk
Really tasty, great to have in the fridge and love the variety of dishes.
Georgia Dayton, founder of MadebyMammas
My saviour. My go to brand when days are hectic and I need the reassurance that my kids nutritional needs are still being met.
Gemma Metcalfe, founder of The Mutha.Hood

WHERE: Little Dish is available at Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Ocado and Morrisons

Best Children's Food Brand | Junior Design Awards 2019

WHO: Kiddyum – frozen mini meals and finger food

WHAT: A range of frozen mini meals and toddler products that are suitable from 12 months plus. Containing no added salt or sugar and with packaging that is over 99% recyclable, they are good for kids and are the most sustainable option in the chilled and frozen meal cabinet.

WHY: We were very impressed to learn that every meal is made from fresh and store cupboard ingredients and frozen immediately to lock in the goodness. Now including finger food to encourage baby-led weaning, this range has something for everyone. The JDA19 judges were especially impressed by the commitment to eco packaging.

Loved the flavour combinations and coloured trays. Bonus points for being recyclable!”
Frances Quinn, cookery author, baker and winner of The Great British Bake Off
Recently discovered these. Brilliant that the packaging is recyclable and meals can be cooked in 4.5 mins. Love it!
Gemma Breger & Samantha Silver, founders of This is Mothership

WHERE: Kiddyum is available at Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Coop

Best Children's Food Brand | Junior Design Awards 2019


WHO: Annabel Karmel Chilled Toddler Meals

WHAT: Low salt, artificial additive and preservative free meals for children age 1-4 created by award winning children’s cookery author and feeding expert Annabel Karmel. All the meals contain at least 3 of the recommended 5 a day and have been nutritionally balanced with the added seal of approved from leading Nutritionist and Dietician Sarah Almond Bushell.

WHY: What would we do without one of Annabel’s cook books on our shelves? Well, we’d probably serve up one of her pre-prepared chilled meals that are based on the same child friendly recipes. These meals are perfect when you just don’t have time to cook from scratch but want to make sure your kids are getting a nutritious meal. Our judges were very impressed with the quality.

Love how these meals are all low in sugar and salt
Gabrielle Spang, founder of cool kid’s concept store Scandimini
I have used Annabel’s recipes from the moment my daughter started weaning and her chilled meals are fantastic when I just don’t have time to cook after work or we have to get out the door fast.
Bonita Turner, Junior Editor

WHERE: Annabel Karmel Chilled Toddler Meals are available at Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado