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Gerber Organic Fruit Infused Water

Baby Spotlight: Gerber® Organic Fruit Infused Water Provides Summertime Hydration Toddlers Will Love


On-the-Go Hydration Beverage Aims to Establish Healthy Water Consumption Habits at an Early Age

ARLINGTON, Va., June 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Early childhood nutrition leader Gerber introduces Organic Fruit Infused Water to provide toddlers with on-the-go hydration in natural flavors little ones will love. Gerber Organic Fruit Infused Water is a convenient and delicious way to keep kiddos hydrated with the benefits of water and yummy taste of real organic fruit puree—without any added sugars, artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors. Perfect for summertime, this refreshing beverage comes in a spill-proof pouch with a resealable spout that's convenient for on-the-go activities—making it simple to keep your little one hydrated, no matter where the day takes them.

Educating little ones on healthy food and beverage habits is not only a top priority for Gerber, but also for today's parents. According to a 2020 Gerber sponsored survey of 2,000 parents in the U.S., more than three-quarters (77%) of parents find it very important to speak to their children about health and nutrition from a young age. Gerber is always aiming to meet parents where their needs are by providing innovative products that foster healthy habits.

"Beverage habits are an important part of the nutrition discussion between parents and their little ones. While we often think about what foods a child is fed, beverages contribute 27% of a toddler's daily calorie intake," said Erin Quann, Ph.D., R.D., Head of Medical Affairs at Gerber/Nestlé Nutrition. "According to Nestlé's latest Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study, more than 20% of toddlers drink fruit flavored drinks, which contribute calories and added sugar to their diet but very few nutrients. Swapping fruit flavored drinks for Gerber Organic Fruit Infused Water could help to improve your little one's diet and keep them hydrated throughout the day."

Healthy beverage choices are important for growing toddlers, and nutrition experts recommend water, milk and no more than four ounces of fruit juice per day for children 1-3 years of age. Made up of 94% water with a splash of organic fruit puree and natural flavors, Gerber Organic Fruit Infused Water has zero grams of sugar, zero calories per serving and is a tasty way to make water a favorite beverage for your little one. This beverage option encourages healthy water consumption habits and provides hydration for growing bodies.

"There are no other products like Gerber Organic Fruit Infused Water in the baby aisle. At Gerber, we know it's important to provide ways for growing little ones to stay hydrated and establish healthy beverage habits early," said Yanit Belachew, Brand Manager at Gerber. "We were inspired to add this innovative beverage to our product portfolio to provide parents with another tasty and convenient beverage option to include in their toddler's drink rotation."

Gerber Organic Fruit Infused Water includes four pouches per box and is currently sold at Walmart and Amazon but will become available at HEB, Meijer, Giant Eagle, Weis, Wakefern this summer. For information on how to recycle this product after use, visit Gerber.com/Sustainability.

Gerber Products Company was founded in 1928 in Fremont, Mich. Gerber joined the Nestlé family on September 1, 2007. Gerber is a leader in early childhood nutrition. At Gerber, research informs everything we do – from the products we make, the nutrition education we deliver and the services we offer. Gerber provides resources from the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) for health care professionals at Medical.Gerber.com/FITS and for parents at Gerber.com.


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Baby News: Bambino’s Baby Food Creates Frozen Star Shaped Meal to Address Teething



Bambino's patent pending star shaped meals are a game changer for parents with teething babies, with frozen nutrient-rich organic meals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A food product innovation for teething babies is announced today by Bambino's Baby Food Founder and CEO Zoi Maroudas, a leader in infant nutrition and development.

The frozen star-shaped meals are a game changer, providing nutrient-rich, gum-soothing popsicle-like meals.

Teething is a time when most households are sleep-deprived and stressed due to aching gums and fever. "Instinctively babies put objects in their mouths to soothe aching gums. I created a perfect shape for their little hands, making Bambino's a natural teething solution that also provides nourishment," said Maroudas.

Meals come in stand-up, resealable pouches with 15 frozen stars to be enjoyed frozen or warmed for smooth puree. The portions are designed to help parents and caregivers customize servings to meet individual needs and reduce food waste.

Bambino's star shaped meals include:

Hearty Stew Organic Filet Mignon, Carrots  Celery, Onion, Cold Pressed Olive Oil, Barley

Veggies With Chicken Chicken, Carrot, Celery, Organic Barley


Sockeye Salmon Bisque Alaskan Wild Sustainable Salman, Carrots, Onion, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sweet Potato, Brown Rice.

Sweet Spring Veggies Chicken, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Rice

Googly Carrots Carrots, Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Brown Rice

Happy Peas Sweet Peas, Onion, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Brown Rice

Yummy Yams Yams, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Brown Rice

Each bag holds 5 meals with an average price per serving at $2.25.

Bambino's Baby Food is available at www.bambinosbabyfood.com, where a month's supply is shipped direct to doorsteps throughout the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska and in select Albertson stores.

About Bambno's Baby Food

Bambino's Baby Food has revolutionized the baby food arena with real meals intended for optimal infant nutritional development with special attention to allergy and obesity concerns.

"Our products address nutrition and development, with flavors guiding healthy eating habits for a lifetime," said Maroudas. "It was during my medical rotations, that I saw a need for a new perspective. This led me create Bambino's, a healthy conscience brand that parents, allergists and pediatricians could all stand beside."

All vegetables are fresh, organic and farmed just for Bambino's in pure pesticide-free and nutrient rich soils. Bambino's manufactures all of its products and offers full transparency and traceability with an open door concept to parents. No additives, fillers or preservatives are ever used. Products are Allergist and Pediatrician approved.

"I love how they shape healthy eating habits," said Jacksom, father of 9 month old twins from Orange County.

Maroudas has presented her research at the America Allergy Foundation, Pediatrician's Association, Alzheimer's Association, and at organic farming conferences, medical schools and business schools.


Bambino's was named the "Natural Food of Choice," by the American Allergy Conference in September 2017.


Bambino’s Frozen Baby Food was developed by Zoi Maroudas, a former medical researcher and Mediterranean diet expert. Bambino’s features organic ingredients exclusive to the baby food category such as wild Alaska salmon and halibut, and olive oil. Recommended by allergists and pediatricians, Bambino’s is formulated to meet new guidelines for nutrient-rich, low-sugar, balanced meals for babies as early as four months of age. (PRNewsfoto/Bambino's Baby Food)

Bambino’s Frozen Baby Food was developed by Zoi Maroudas, a former medical researcher and Mediterranean diet expert. Bambino’s features organic ingredients exclusive to the baby food category such as wild Alaska salmon and halibut, and olive oil. Recommended by allergists and pediatricians, Bambino’s is formulated to meet new guidelines for nutrient-rich, low-sugar, balanced meals for babies as early as four months of age. (PRNewsfoto/Bambino's Baby Food)






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Baby Spotlight: Plum Organics Introduces a New Way to Spoon Feed Baby



New patented Baby Bowls offer a fresh spin on first foods through an intuitively designed dish

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Plum Organics, the nation's leading organic baby food brand credited with revolutionizing the baby food category with the introduction of the spouted pouch, announces the launch of Baby Bowls: culinary-inspired baby food blends in a spoon-friendly dish.

The first product line of its kind in the jar segment, Plum's Baby Bowls combine style and substance with beautiful design, improved function and flavorful recipes featuring organic ingredients like avocado, turmeric, cauliflower and chia.

"Making the transition to solid foods is a major milestone for parents and babies. Babies eat with all of their senses, which makes spoon feeding a great way to start introducing the vibrant hues, textures and complex flavors that are so important for nurturing palate development," said Dr. Alan Greene, pediatric advisor and member of Plum's Wellness Advisory Panel. "Baby Bowls celebrate interactivity between parent and child, with a thoughtful design that showcases the beautiful colors of Plum's recipes."

Each bowl features:

  • Easy storage: a domed lid for seamless resealing and stacking
  • Intuitive design: a lightweight dish that rests in the palm of the hand, making it easy for parents to spoon out every last bite
  • Thoughtful details: a built-in spoon rest and on-pack freshness marker
  • Eco-friendly packaging: a bowl and lid made from recyclable, lightweight, non-BPA plastic for a significantly smaller footprint than heavy glass jars

Best known for their award-winning design and product innovation, Plum Organics is credited with shaking up the previously dormant baby food category in 2009 by introducing the flexible pouch format that now makes up 28% of all baby food sold in the U.S. market.1

"While our baby food pouches are widely popular, we know many new parents are still starting baby food with jars, giving us an opportunity to innovate the stagnant jar segment," said Ben Mand, senior vice president of innovation and marketing at Plum Organics. "It's crucial for us to meet parents where they are by providing a range of delicious organic options for different feeding occasions. As a brand by parents for parents, our goal is to have families' needs covered, whether they're at home or on-the-go."

Baby Bowls are available in ten unique flavor combinations:

  • Apple, spinach & avocado
  • Banana, raspberry & barley
  • Beet, apple, strawberry & chia
  • Mango & quinoa
  • Pumpkin, banana, papaya & cardamom
  • Apple, blackberry & oat
  • Mango, carrot & turmeric
  • Pear & prune
  • Pear, cauliflower, cherry & raisin
  • Pear, sweet potato & red bell pepper

Baby Bowls can be purchased at national retailers including Amazon, Target, buybuy BABY, Wegmans, HEB and Kroger, and will continue to roll out at additional retailers in the coming months at a suggested retail price of $1.29 per bowl. To learn more about Baby Bowls, visit www.plumorganics.com/babybowls.

About Plum Organics
Plum Organics is the nation's leading organic baby food brand with the mission of getting little ones the very best food from the very first bite. Recognized for introducing unique ingredients to the baby food category like quinoa, kale and Greek yogurt, Plum believes introducing a wide variety of nutritious foods from the beginning can impact babies' palate and preferences toward healthy foods for life. Plum offers a complete line of premium organic baby food, toddler and kids snack products, as well as an organic infant formula. As a brand by parents, for parents, Plum has been credited with leading the #ParentingUnfiltered conversation through its award-winning campaign.




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Industry News: NurturMe Modernizes the Baby Aisle with First-Ever “Tummy Friendly” Meals and Snacks



Innovative "free from" gluten-free lines with probiotics launch in major national retailer this month and land additional capital investment for rapid growth

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NurturMe, the Tummy Friendly Brand™ known for its innovative quinoa baby food, is shaking up the baby and toddler category with the first-ever family of organic meals and snacks designed to support overall digestive health in little ones. In addition to debuting its new gluten-free Tummy Friendly baby foods and toddler snacks in select Target stores across the country this month, NurturMe has also secured a follow-on investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners (ACAP) to expand the successful rollout of its new "free from" organic lines with probiotics.

In July 2016, NurturMe became the first company in the baby category to receive support from ACAP, a food and agriculture industry-focused fund behind other innovative brands including Farmhouse Culture, Hip Chick Farms and Pasta Chips. Since then, NurturMe has established itself as a pioneer in protecting tiny tummies with its gentle, "free from" baby and toddler foods and launched 11 new SKUs, including the category's first ancient grain cookies with probiotics for kids. The company also reformulated its existing lines to become "Tummy Friendly" by removing common allergens that can irritate sensitive bellies from its entire product family (so ZERO gluten, soy, dairy and egg) and incorporating a daily dose of non-GMO, vegan probiotics into its ancient grain-based lines.

"Just like with our quinoa baby cereals, which were the very first of their kind, we created an innovative solution to meet our customers' needs," says Caroline Freedman, CEO and co-founder of NurturMe. "After speaking with countless tired and frustrated parents – and as moms ourselves – we recognized a void in the market for gentle, tummy-friendly options that help take the stress and worry out of feeding little ones, whether for special dietary needs or simply to soothe sensitive bellies."

In addition to reaching 127 percent year-over-year growth by Q2, NurturMe is expected to more than double its top-line sales by the end of 2017 with club store showcases at Costco and national rollouts across major retailers including Target and Kroger. Exactly one year after its original investment, ACAP has also awarded the company a follow on investment of $2 Million to help grow the NurturMe brand and its portfolio of Tummy Friendly products into other family-friendly categories as well.

"We took a risk in creating an entirely new movement within the baby and toddler category, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive," adds Freeman.

Currently available online and in stores nationwide including Babies"R"Us and buybuy BABY, parents can now find NurturMe's new "free from" family of Tummy Friendly baby foods and toddler snacks at select Target stores across the country starting this month and Kroger stores nationwide in the fall. Visit nurturme.com to find a store near you.

About NurturMe
NurturMe is an Austin-based organic baby and toddler food brand, founded by two innovative moms, with a focus on promoting overall digestive health in little ones. NurturMe's Tummy Friendly Organic Quinoa Cereals, Power Blend Purees, Yum-a-Roo's, 100% Quinoa Squares, and Ancient Grain Cookies all help parents feed their children better from first bites to first steps, and everywhere in between – creating healthy eating habits right from the start. A Certified B Corporation, NurturMe organic baby and toddler foods are certified organic and kosher and non-GMO, without any added preservatives or artificial flavoring, and are sold in over 5,000 stores nationwide.


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Company Spotlight: Mommi Prenatal Shake Mix



When Erin Schurtz found out she was pregnant, she went straight to her computer. She read everything she could find about proper nutrition and prenatal wellness. Folic acid? Check. Iron? Yes. Calcium? Got it. An additional 15 grams of protein? Uh-oh.

As an active woman, Erin had always supplemented her diet with a healthy protein shake everyday. But as she combed through her protein bars and powders, she came up empty-handed… and concerned. Each label carried the same warning: “Not recommended for pregnant women.”

So, Erin created Mommi Prenatal Protein Powder – a smooth-flavored daily supplement that packs a full 15 grams of premium whey protein and 100% of the daily recommended prenatal vitamins. It’s everything you and your growing baby need for a strong, healthy and wonderful start.

Mommi Prenatal Protein Powder comes in Chocolate or Vanilla. You can order a single pouch, a monthly subscription (and save), or a 90 day supply (and save more). Orders $50 or more ship free and we offer free returns if you are not satisfied for any reason (doesn't apply to shaker bottles).



Mommi Chocolate Prenatal Powder Single Pouch

Prenatal Vitamin Protein Powder

Try Mommi with a 15 serving pouch right to your door. It is an excellent way to get your complete prenatal vitamin in delicious protein shake. Of course, U.S. shipping* is always free on orders $50 or more.
Chocolate flavored (new and improved)
15 serving prenatal protein powder
Upgrade your baby’s diet for only $2.33/day
Formulated by OB/GYN & nutrition scientists

Good and Good for You and Your Baby

The brand new Mommi prenatal powder tastes great and conveniently combines the following in every serving:
15 grams of premium whey protein
100% DV of 14 essential prenatal vitamins
New and improved chocolate flavor

Designed for Women Who are Pregnant, Nursing, or Trying to get Pregnant
Designed to help manage weight gain during pregnancy
It is fantastic for women who struggle to get enough protein due to morning sickness or other reasons
Gluten Free, MSG Free, and Non-GMO






Company: Mommi
Brand: Mommi
Origin: USA
Category: Supplement
Packaging: 502kg
Claims: Gluten Free, MSG Free, and Non-GMO, 15g of whey protein, 100% Recommended prenatal vitamins
Price: $34.95
Where to Buy: Buy Online
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Skin Care Spotlight: BABY Dove Arrives to Provide Superior Care For Baby and Encourage Parents to ‘Trust their Way’



NEW Baby Dove range of baby care products is born from the Dove brand’s 60 years of skin cleansing heritage

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ (April 5, 2017) – Now in its 60th anniversary year, Dove is launching Baby Dove, a baby care range of products that brings the heart of the Dove brand into baby care. Baby Dove baby care products go beyond mildness to help replenish essential moisture and nutrients in baby’s skin. Dove has built on its 60-year heritage of moisture, mildness and care to develop cleansers enriched with our iconic ¼ moisturizing cream and DEFI technology to protect the skin’s natural barrier.

The Dove brand has long supported women in widening the definition of beauty – with the launch of Baby Dove, the brand is working to broaden how society defines parenthood. Baby Dove puts a stake in the ground that there is no one right way to be a parent and encourages all moms and dads to do what they think is best for their babies and themselves. As part of the Baby Dove US launch, the first new US category for Dove since Dove Men+Care launched in 2010, the brand is kicking off a campaign rooted in global and US research about new moms that challenges the ‘perfect mom’ stereotype and features real parents to broaden our view of what parenting looks like today.

New research shows that new moms feel pressure to fit into a ‘perfect mom’ ideal, creating anxiety for them as they figure out their roles as parents. In fact, 89% of mothers feel pressure to be perfect, leading 72% to question whether what they are doing is good enough1. That’s because there’s a disconnect between how real moms are living their lives today and the limiting stereotypes of one-dimensional motherhood that are portrayed in film, advertising, media and pop culture. Eighty-four percent of new moms agree that the stereotype of the ‘perfect mom’ who always puts herself second and has everything together is an outdated standard for modern parents to live up to2. Similarly, Dove Men+Care research has shown that dads feel they are stereotypically portrayed in TV and advertising and their role as caregiver is not acknowledged. To break down the stereotypes and anxieties new parents experience, Baby Dove is releasing two videos featuring real moms and dads as a way to encourage all parents to trust their way.

New ‘Real Mothers Heard’ Research
The results of the global research study ‘Real Mothers Heard’, covering six countries around the world, show that 9 out of 10 of mothers feel pressure to be a perfect parent, causing them to question whether what they are doing is good enough1.

Further, Baby Dove conducted a US study, ‘Understanding the Multi-Dimensional Mom,’2 which revealed what is causing that pressure and why it is out of step with real mothers today.

  • New mothers feel media depicts an outdated, unrealistic portrait of the ‘perfect mom’
    • 95% of new moms believe that real motherhood is different than what is portrayed in media
    • Only 26% of new moms think its achievable to be the ‘perfect mom’ they see displayed in the media
  • Millennial moms want to fit baby into their lives without giving up the other aspects of who they are as women
    • 94% of moms say that while they love their baby, they love themselves and many other things as well (including their career, relationships, travel, etc.)
    • 8 out of 10 moms say they don’t think they have to give up their other passions and interests to be a good parent
    • 94% of moms believe they are able to provide better care to their children when they care for themselves too
  • Moms agree that the role of a supportive partner / caregiver helps her pursue interests beyond motherhood
    • 76% of new moms say that the assistance of a partner helps them to do the things they love outside of their family, while also bring a good mom
    • Dove Men+Care research has shown that 97% of dads say they are involved in their child(ren)’s life and 7 in 10 see themselves as highly involved3
“Baby Dove wants to help build parents’ confidence and encourage them to trust their way when it comes to doing what they think is best for their baby and themselves,” said Nick Soukas, Vice President of Skin Cleansing for Dove. “This new research, combined with our deep understanding of the role dads’ play as caregiver through our Dove Men+Care work, has led to the Baby Dove belief that there’s no such thing as perfect parents, only real ones, and we are proud to support parents in the care of themselves and their babies. Since the launch of the Dove brand in 1957, we have been wholly committed to providing products to women and men that deliver superior care and mildness. It is our honor to care for babies with Baby Dove products that offer a demonstrably superior way to care for baby’s skin.”Celebrating an Inclusive View of Parenthood
To help build the confidence of new parents, Baby Dove is releasing two videos depicting a broad, inclusive portrait of modern parenthood that challenges stereotypes that do not reflect the reality of parents today. The Baby Dove #RealMoms film will break down the one-dimensional stereotypes moms face and celebrate modern motherhood by featuring real parents and their many layers in an effort to broaden our collective view of what motherhood looks like. A second film will feature real dads in a celebration of their role as caregivers. Each will empower parents everywhere to trust their way when it comes to taking care of themselves and their babies.

The Superior Care of Baby Dove
Baby Dove is a new range of baby care products that goes beyond mildness to help replenish essential moisture and nutrients in baby’s skin. While there is no one right way to parent, there is a superior way to care for baby’s skin.

During a single bath, baby’s skin can lose moisture up to five times faster than an adult’s, making it vulnerable to dryness. All Baby Dove products are dermatologist and pediatrician tested and hypoallergenic for all babies’ skin types.

NEW Baby Dove has products for all skin types in its Rich Moisture and Sensitive Moisture ranges. Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture range has been developed for babies with normal to dry skin and goes beyond mildness to help replenish essential nutrients to help skin retain its natural moisture. The range is hypoallergenic with pH neutral, tear-free cleansers, and a fragrance specifically developed for delicate baby skin. Baby Dove’s Sensitive Moisture range has been developed for babies with sensitive skin. It is fragrance free for sensitive skin and the range is hypoallergenic with pH neutral, tear-free cleansers.

Baby Dove is now available at food, drug, mass, value, baby, and online retailers. Visit Dove.com to find out more about Baby Dove products.

Baby Dove encourages all parents to trust their way. There are no perfect parents, only real ones. Watch the Baby Dove videos at Youtube.com/Dove and share your experiences of parenting your way using #RealMoms and @BabyDoveUS on Facebook and Instagram.

About Dove
Dove®, manufactured by Unilever, is the No. 1 personal wash brand nationwide. One in every three households uses a Dove® product, which includes beauty bars, body washes, face care, anti-perspirant/deodorants, hair care, styling aids, and Dove® Men+Care. Baby Dove launched in 2017 with products developed specially for baby’s skin. Dove® is available nationwide in food, drug and mass outlet stores.

About Unilever United States, Inc.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in more than 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. In the United States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Country Crock, Degree, Dollar Shave Club, Dove, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Seventh Generation, Simple, St. Ives, Suave, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TIGI, TONI&GUY, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Unilever employs approximately 8,000 people in the United States – generating more than $9 billion in sales in 2016.

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan commits to:

  • Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
  • Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
  • Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.

Unilever ranked number one in its sector on the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
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Baby Spotlight: Sprout Foods Debuts the Very First Line of Plant-Based Organic Baby and Toddler Purees and Snacks at Expo West



New products include Sprout® Stage 3 Plant-based Protein Baby Food Purees, Sprout® Power Pak™, and Sprout® Organic Curlz

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprout Foods announced today the launch of its line of plant-based food products at Natural Products Expo West, including the category's first plant-based protein baby food purees and plant-powered toddler snack. The launch at Booth #5506 is part of Sprout's investment in the fast-growing plant-based food trend and the company's ongoing focus on innovation.

Sprout Foods is leading the plant-powered movement in the baby and toddler category. Touted by Mintel as one of the top trends that will impact the global food and drink market in 2017, plant-based food and plant-based protein reflect a growing consumer preference for diets based on natural and simple ingredients. Add to that the health benefits of a plant-based diet –increased life expectancy, prevention of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, and reduced exposure to pro-inflammatory fats, antibiotics, and growth hormones used in the raising of animals – and plant-based food has become an increasingly attractive choice for families.

"Nearly 1/3 of babies aged 9 to 24 months do not eat vegetables on a given day, but plant-based food has the potential to change that," said Rick Klauser, CEO at Sprout Foods. "As concerns about health and sustainability drive more consumers to seek plant-based diets, we recognized an opportunity to apply this trend to organic infant and all family nutrition. Millennials want to provide their growing babies and toddlers with nutrient-dense food, while also introducing them to a variety of flavors and textures early on. Sprout's plant-based baby food purees and toddler snacks were designed just for them. Plant-powered is an area we will continue to innovate and expand on this year in order to provide families with the best in organic nutrition."

Sprout's new plant-powered products include:

  • Sprout® Stage 3 Plant-based Protein Baby Food Purees – The first line of plant-based protein baby food in the category, these Stage 3 (8 months and up) purees are a delicious protein alternative to meat and dairy-based products, and offer 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber from organic chickpeas, lentils, and beans. Available in 3 delicious varieties (Butternut Chickpea Quinoa & Dates, Pumpkin Apple Red Lentil with Cinnamon, and Sweet Pea Carrot Corn & White Bean) in 4 ounce pouches with twist-off, re-sealable caps.
  • Sprout® Power Pak™ – The first organic toddler puree in clear pouch packaging. Made from 100% plant-based nutrients, Sprout® Power Pak™ purees contain no chemical fortification. Sprout's proprietary Superblend (coconut milk, navy beans, chia, dates) provides essential nutrients for toddlers, including 3 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, a full serving of fruit, and omega 3 from chia. Available in 4 delicious varieties (Kiwi Banana & Spinach, Tropical Fusion, Apple Apricot & Strawberry, and Strawberry Banana & Butternut Squash) in 4 ounce pouches with twist-off, re-sealable caps.
  • Sprout® Organic Curlz™ – The first plant-powered toddler snack made from organic chickpeas and lentils. Curlz are gluten-free, non-GMO, and offer a perfect curly, crunchy texture for toddlers learning to pick up and self-feed. Unlike some baby food brands that use artificial flavors and preservatives, Sprout® Organic Curlz™ use organic rosemary to maintain freshness, and contain no added or artificial flavors, preservatives, concentrates, or sugars. Available in 1.48 ounce canisters in Broccoli, White Cheddar, and Sweet Potato & Cinnamon varieties.

Consumer demand for more transparency in the food space has been increasing in recent years. As brands are just beginning to respond to this demand, with efforts such as GMO labeling and honest ingredient lists on packaging, Sprout® has been ahead of this trend since the company was founded in 2008.  With a commitment to transparency, Sprout® will be the first organic baby food brand to have a 100% clear pouch portfolio in 2017, and the only baby food company to pledge the names of their varieties match the primary ingredients in the recipe. Sprout's products use the cleanest ingredients made from whole, organic foods – no preservatives, fillers, or thickeners, and never anything artificial – and are designed to begin exposing babies and toddlers to a wide range of flavors that encourage a love of healthy foods from the start.

About Sprout Foods, Inc.
Sprout Foods provides premium organic foods for babies, toddlers and their families that encourage happy and healthy eating. Founded in 2008, Sprout® was the first company to introduce baby food in a pouch, triggering the explosion of the organic baby food pouch segment in the U.S. Sprout® uses only unadulterated non-GMO ingredients, with whole foods from the source, and unique cooking methods to create tasty, nutritious combinations that appeal to all ages. Sprout® believes that a meal is more than nourishment: it's a chance to inspire and grow together. That's why the company is committed to developing an early love of healthy, whole ORGANIC foods. For more information, visit http://www.sproutorganicfoods.com.

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Packaging Spotlight: Arla Baby & Me Organic



Designed by

Kuudes Kerros and Pietke Visser

Helsinki, Finland



Our packaging design for Arla Baby & Me Organic has been launched in Denmark and Finland. The range of 100% natural, 100% organic dairy is specially formulated for baby’s growth and development. For the packaging we crocheted a lovely set of animal characters.





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Food News: Gerber® Good Start® Offers Innovative Formula Range with Probiotics



A brand committed to providing nutrition and comfort for babies offers probiotics in all milk-based powder infant formula products


FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Early childhood nutrition leader Gerber has announced a line of infant formulas with probiotics, making it the only brand to offer probiotics in all milk-based powder formulas. Nestlé S.A, the parent company of Gerber, in addition to other academic and scientific organizations, has conducted research to determine how probiotics, good bacteria of the type commonly found in breastmilk,  may provide support to the development of a healthy digestive and immune system in babies and young children. Based on this research and after assuring their safety, Gerber has made probiotics a key ingredient in all Gerber® Good Start® milk-based powder formulas.

"As a mom, I understand how important it is for my baby to be comfortable and I love Gerber's commitment to providing comfort to babies," said Kristen Finn, RD, DCN, a Clinical Scientist at Gerber. "Whether breastfeeding or transitioning to formula, I always try to make sure that my children are getting probiotics on a daily basis. Gerber has made it easy for moms to choose a formula with probiotics regardless of which milk-based powder formula they choose."


In designing their infant formulas, Gerber selected specific probiotics based on the product benefits intended:

  • Gerber® Good Start® Gentle formulas are for healthy babies who are not exclusively breastfed, so Gerber selected probiotic B. lactis, which is similar to the probiotics found in breastmilk:
    • Stage 1 Gerber® Good Start® Gentle is Gerber's closest formula to breastmilk and is the only powder infant formula with a blend of DHA, prebiotics and probiotics – all important components found in breastmilk.
    • Stage 2 Gerber® Good Start® Gentle formula is the only stage 2 powder infant formula that has probiotics.
    • Stage 3 Gerber® Good Start® Grow is the newest member of the Gerber® Good Start® family. Specifically designed for toddlers' nutrition needs, it is the only stage 3 product with probiotics.
  • Gerber® Good Start® Soothe products are for babies experiencing colic, excessive crying and fussiness so Gerber selected the probiotic L. reuteri. Studies using this probiotic have shown that it reduces the amount of time colicky infants may cry.

"At Gerber, we are always looking for ways to improve our products and ensure we are offering the best nutrition possible," said Aileen Stocks, Chief Marketing Officer of Gerber and mom of two. "By adding probiotics similar to those found in breastmilk to all our milk-based powder infant formulas, we are able to help support baby's developing digestive system and a healthy immune system."

In addition to offering probiotics in all its milk-based powders, all Gerber® Good Start® formulas are made without genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).

For more information on Gerber products and services – including infant nutrition advice from a registered dietitian, breastfeeding support from a lactation consultant, and sleep advice from a baby sleep consultant– parents can visit Gerber.com or contact the Parents Resource Center at 1-800-284-9488.

About Gerber
Gerber was founded in 1928 in Fremont, Mich. Gerber Products Company joined the Nestlé family on September 1, 2007. Gerber Products Company is a leader in early childhood nutrition.

About Nestlé Nutrition
Nestlé S.A., is a world leader in nutrition, health and wellness.  Gerber Products Company, founded in 1928, officially joined the Nestlé family in 2007. Nestlé and Gerber's combined resources and scientific research expertise have enabled the company to become a worldwide leader in early childhood nutrition. The Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Nutrition Journey combines educational resources and services designed to encourage the early establishment of healthy eating habits in children from birth to preschool.







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Kids Spotlight: Nosh Launches New Organic Baby & Toddler Rice Snack



BOSTON, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- First Holdings Inc, a California Corporation, introduces NOSH! into the organic food market – a new baby and tot artisan style munchable rice snack that contains more than 95% organic ingredients. Products hit shelves of the nation's largest baby product retailer this month, rolling into Babies"R"Us® stores across the country, as well as Babiesrus.com.

As the demand for organic baby food continues to grow, including parents looking for safe alternatives for dietary and allergy conditions, NOSH! products offer foods that contain no artificial flavors or colors. The line of easy to eat and digest snacks are made from USDA-certified organic ingredients that are simple, natural and gluten free. Additionally, the new munchable product line is free of eight common allergens, including gluten, tree nuts and dairy.

"At NOSH! we understand that, now more than ever, parents are careful about meeting the nutritional needs of their children. There is great opportunity in the snacking category for tasty, wholesome products for babies, tots and kids from a brand that can grow with the developing needs of families over time," said Jonathan Weiner, co-founder of NOSH!. "We are thrilled to partner with Babies"R"Us to introduce the NOSH! brand, offering parents an easy and accessible product to help nourish their children."

Ideal for babies enjoying their first foods (as well as to growing toddlers), the NOSH! munchables are currently available in the following culinary-inspired flavors: Simply Rice; Banana-Mango; Broccoli, Pear and Kale; Strawberry-Beet; and Pomegranate-Blueberry.

About Nosh:
At Nosh, we're big into snacks (we've never turned down a slice of pizza), kids (we're moms, dads, and cool uncles, just like you), and making great snacks for kids. We've partnered with bakers, mixers, food scientists, chefs, nutritionist, and pediatricians who have over 100 years of mixing-and-baking experience to help us create fun, delicious food for the babies, tots, and big kids in your life. With favorites like munchables and fun new products in development, our snacks earn us teeny fist bumps all day long.

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