Anchor Uno FAQ's

General Product Information

What is Anchor Uno yoghurt and what flavours are available?

Anchor Uno is a yummy probiotic yoghurt designed specifically for kids, with NO BITS! It contains a blend of vitamins and minerals (including iron, zinc, folate and vitamin Bwhich support immunity when consumed as part of a balanced eating plan.

Anchor Uno has no artificial colours or flavours and no artificial sweeteners and is available in a 6 pack, 12 pack and 500g format. Click here to see our range of products

Each 150g serve of Anchor Uno counts as one of your 3 serves of dairy a day.*

Where can you buy Anchor Uno?

Anchor Uno is available at supermarkets nationwide. If you are having problems finding Anchor Uno please contact us on 0800 103 778 or email support@anchor.co.nz

Is Anchor Uno yoghurt New Zealand made?

Yes, Anchor Uno is made right here in New Zealand using fresh Anchor milk.

Is Anchor Uno yoghurt made specifically for children?

The vitamin and mineral bundle and the smooth texture have been created with kids in mind; however there is no reason why an adult could not enjoy Anchor Uno as a delicious, nutritious snack.

Why is Anchor Uno good for my child?

Anchor Uno is a delicious probiotic yoghurt formulated specifically with your kids in mind. Its smooth texture is free from bits so you’ll know they’ll eat it, and it’s specially formulated with extra vitamins and minerals to support immunity, to let your kids be kids. The vitamins and minerals in Anchor Uno are based specifically on the dietary needs of children. It also naturally contains a range of essential dairy nutrients, including protein, and is high in calcium to help support growing bones.

What age can I give my child Anchor Uno yoghurt?

Anchor Uno yoghurt has been specially formulated with extra vitamins and minerals to support immunity, based on the recommended dietary intakes for children aged 3-8 years. Anchor Uno yoghurt is also suitable as a delicious serve of dairy for older kids too but it’s important to note that their requirements for vitamins and minerals are generally higher than those of younger kids. So while everyone will receive the calcium and protein benefits of yoghurt, the immunity support bundle is formulated specifically for kids between 3-8 years

Are the Uno pouch lids a choking hazard?

The caps aren’t suitable for kids under 3 years old however we can assure you the cap was specifically designed not to be a choking hazard (the large cap was specifically designed to alleviate any concerns of a choking hazard.) We’d always recommend parental supervision for any children who are playing with Uno Click Caps.

Are the caps safe for my children?

Yes, the caps are made from Polyethylene plastic which is food contact safe. If you have any further concerns please give us a call on 0800 103 778 or email support@anchor.co.nz.

What is Anchor doing for recycling?

Anchor is committed to playing its part in looking after our environment. Visit the Anchor website to find out more about the recycling moo-vement: www.anchor.co.nz/home/communities/recycling/

Anchor Uno pouches are recyclable through our partnership with TerraCycle. Click here for more details.

Can you put the Uno pouches in the freezer?

You could put the Uno pouch in the freezer, however it might make it a bit tricky to drink the yoghurt! The great thing about the pouch is that it provides a mess-free way for little ones to enjoy Uno yoghurt. For best results we recommend refrigerating below 4 degrees celsius.

Immunity Support

What is in Anchor Uno’s immunity bundle and how does it support my kids’ immunity?

Anchor Uno yoghurt contains iron, zinc, folate and vitamin B6 which scientific studies have shown to have an important role in supporting immune function.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed the science which helps us understand how nutrients support the immune system. Also, how deficiencies in zinc, folate, and vitamin B6 have been shown to lead to a decrease in immune function in some populations, which helps to highlight the important role they play in supporting a normal, healthy immune system.

Nutritional Information

Is it okay for my child to eat Anchor Uno yoghurt regularly?

Yes. New Zealand dietary guidelines recommend children have at least 2-3 serves of core dairy products (milk, cheese and yoghurt) every day. One 150g pottle of Anchor Uno yoghurt counts as one serve towards your child’s daily dairy intake. Anchor Uno is also registered with fuelled4life, the programme for healthy eating in Schools and early childhood education services. If you would like dietary advice tailored to your child’s specific needs, we recommend you speak with a health professional.

What is a probiotic?

The term probiotic means “for life” and is used to describe live bacteria that give a beneficial effect when eaten in the right quantity1. Studies have reported that probiotics may play an important role in digestion and immunity. However, not all probiotics are the same – each strain has different properties and the way they work will differ from one probiotic to the next.

What and how many probiotics are in Anchor Uno yoghurt?

Probiotics have a long history of being used in fermented foods and are considered very safe for the general population to consume. Although there is no recommended maximum intake for probiotics, they come in many different forms and may perform different actions in the body so there is no ‘one size fits all’ rule for what quantity of probiotics should be consumed. The amount of Bifidobacterium lactis probiotic in Anchor Uno is not likely to present any risk to children already consuming probiotics. However, as always, we recommend you speak with a health professional for dietary advice tailored to your child’s specific needs.

If I am giving my kids probiotics already, is it okay for them to also have Anchor Uno?

Probiotics have a long history of being used in fermented foods and are considered very safe for the general population to consume. Although there is no recommended maximum intake for probiotics, they come in many different forms and may perform different actions in the body so there is no ‘one size fits all’ rule for what quantity of probiotics should be consumed. The amount of Bifidobacterium lactis probiotic in Anchor Uno is not likely to present any risk to children already consuming probiotics. However, as always, we recommend you speak with a health professional for dietary advice tailored to your child’s specific needs.

How much sugar is in Anchor Uno yoghurt?

Anchor Uno yoghurt contains around 6-7g of sugar per 100g (depending on the flavour). Between 20%-25% of the sugar in Uno is naturally occurring from the lactose in milk, and the remaining is added sugar from the fruit preparation. When formulating Anchor Uno we ensured it adhered to the Ministry of Health Food and Beverage Classification System which aims to restrict children’s intake of sugar.

Is there added sugar in Anchor Uno yoghurt?

Yes, there is added sugar in Anchor Uno which comes from the fruit preparation that is added, there is no added sugar in the yoghurt. The sugar is made up of lactose which is the naturally occurring sugar in milk and the rest is added sugar.

Flavour
Sugar from lactose 
Sugar from fruit preparation (added sugar)
Strawberry
23% – 1.6g
77% – 5.3g
Mixed Berry
22% – 1.6g
78% – 5.7g
Apricot
23% – 1.6g
77% – 5.3g
Peach Mango 
24% – 1.6g
76% – 5.0g
Vanilla
23% – 1.6g
77% – 5.5g
Passionfruit
23% – 1.6g
77% – 5.5g

Why have you added sugar to Uno?

A small amount of sugar can be helpful to improve the taste of nutrient-rich foods like yoghurt – just as you might add honey and fruit to unsweetened yoghurt at home. The sugar in the fruit preparations used in Uno also has a functional purpose. It can be challenging to make a no added sugar fruit yoghurt because the sugar acts as a preservative to help slow down the loss in quality of the fruit over time.

When formulating Anchor Uno we ensured it adhered to the Ministry of Health Food and Beverage Classification System which aims to restrict children’s intake of sugar.

When reading an ingredient label, how can I tell if a product has added sugar?

All Anchor Uno products clearly label sugar on the ingredients label.

However, it is important to be aware that added sugar can be hidden in the ingredients list as they don’t always get called ‘sugar’ which is easy for us to spot. Other forms of added sugar may be seen in the ingredients list as fruit juice concentrates, coconut sugar or corn syrups to name a few.

Therefore when comparing sugar content it’s important to refer to the sugar content per 100g within the nutrition information panel.

What makes Anchor Uno the lowest sugar kids yoghurt brand?

According to Nielson data (NZ Sales Data) as at 5th November 2017, the top 5 kids yoghurt brands in New Zealand are:

  • Anchor Uno
  • The Collective Suckies
  • Moogurt
  • Meadow Fresh Goodies
  • Yoplait Petit Miam

Anchor Uno products are lower in sugar per 100g than all of the above listed brands.

Is Anchor Uno yoghurt a good source of calcium?

Yes, Anchor Uno is a good source of calcium, with around a quarter of a child’s daily calcium requirements in every 150g serve. Anchor Uno is now available in smaller 100g pottles and pouches, these are a source of calcium providing 18% of a child’s daily calcium requirements in every 100g serve. However, calcium requirements do vary, depending on age and gender.

The pack only includes RDIs for 1-3 year olds? Why is that and can I see the RDI’s for different ages?

Recommended dietary intakes (RDIs) for vitamins and minerals vary, depending on age and gender. To keep the nutrition information panel simple to read and adhere to our requirements under Australia New Zealand food regulations, we’ve used RDIs for just one age group (children aged 1-3 years). However, Anchor Uno yoghurt has been specially formulated with extra vitamins and minerals to support immunity, based on the RDIs for children aged 1-3 and 4-8 years.

Anchor Uno yoghurt is also a delicious source of dairy for older kids to eat but their requirements for vitamins and minerals are generally higher than for younger kids.

Can my child have Anchor Uno yoghurt if they are having a multivitamin?

Anchor Uno yoghurt contains essential vitamins and minerals which help to support kids’ immunity. Anchor Uno on its own will not provide an excess of any vitamins or minerals if consumed in moderation, for example, one a day. However, if your child is also having a multivitamin with high levels of vitamins and minerals and you are concerned they may be having too much of any nutrient, we recommend you speak with a health professional for advice tailored to your child’s needs. Additionally click here for recommended dietary intakes (RDIs) of nutrients in Australia and New Zealand, including safe maximum intakes (upper levels) for their age group.

Can my child have Anchor Uno yoghurt instead of taking a multivitamin?

Dietary supplements may be required in some circumstances, such as when a child is on a restricted diet due to a food allergy. If your child has been prescribed a dietary supplement for health or medical reasons, taking Anchor Uno yoghurt instead may not provide the additional nutrient(s) they need. We recommend you speak with your health professional for dietary advice tailored to your child’s needs. Additionally, click here.

Anchor Uno yoghurts packaging says it’s a “Formulated Supplementary Food for Young Children”, what does that mean?

Anchor Uno has been specially formulated with added iron, zinc, folate and vitamin B6 to support kids’ immunity. The additional vitamins and minerals, plus the natural dairy protein and energy content of Anchor Uno can be useful to supplement a diet which may be low in energy or vitamins and minerals. Foods that are used to help supplement a diet in this age group are called Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children as that’s the official name for this category of food under Australia New Zealand food regulations.

Does Anchor Uno yoghurt count as a ‘serve of dairy’?

Yes – one 150g pottle of Anchor Uno counts as one of your daily serves of dairy.

How much dairy should Kiwi kids be eating?

New Zealand Food and Nutrition Guidelines recommend at least 2-3 serves of milk and milk products a day for preschoolers and children aged 12 years and under, and at least 3 serves a day for young people aged 13-18 years.2

Diet Suitability

Is Anchor Uno Gluten free?

Yes, Anchor Uno is gluten free.

Is Anchor Uno suitable for vegetarians?

No, Anchor Uno contains gelatine to give the yoghurt the thick, smooth texture so is not suitable for vegetarians.

Is Anchor Uno Halal?

No, not all the ingredients found in Anchor Uno are certified Halal.

Is Anchor Uno okay if my child is lactose intolerant?

Lactose intolerance is a condition where people may be unable to tolerate significant quantities of lactose (the naturally occurring sugar in milk) as they have a shortage of the enzyme (lactase) which breaks the lactose down in order to digest it. The severity and symptoms of lactose intolerance may vary from person to person but many people may be able to consume some dairy products, such as hard cheese – which is naturally very low in lactose – and yoghurt – which contains live cultures which have already broken down some of the lactose.

Lactose intolerance is different to cow’s milk allergy which is a severe and potentially life threatening condition where all dairy products must be strictly avoided. Anchor Uno yoghurt is NOT suitable for someone with a dairy or cow’s milk allergy.

If you have questions about lactose intolerance or dairy/cow’s milk allergy, speak with a health professional for confirmation and advice specific to your child’s needs.

What are the allergens in Anchor Uno?

The main allergen in Anchor Uno yoghurt is milk. Anchor Uno contains no other ingredients that are required to be declared as common allergens; however, we recommend you read the ingredients list carefully and consult with a health professional if you have any concerns about a specific allergen. Click here to learn more about allergens in foods.

If you have any other questions or comments, please contact us on support@anchor.co.nz

*Dietary requirements may vary, depending on your age. For more information on how much dairy is right for you and your family, visit fridge.co.nz

1Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ‘Milk and dairy products in human nutrition’ (2013)

2Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Children and Young People: a Background Paper. Ministry of Health. 2012.