ARLINGTON, Va., July 27, 2022 -- Quickly following the launch of Gerber organic-for-toddler, new Plant-tastic line, the Plant-tastic Organic Banana Berry & Veggie Smash Pouch has been selected as a winner in the Good Housekeeping 2022 Healthy Snack Awards, Best Toddler Pouches category. The judging panel of Registered Dietitians and culinary experts shared rave reviews of the new organic-for-toddler pouch flavor. The Plant-tastic pouch boasts a nutrient-dense ingredient blend, is Non-GMO Project verified, USDA Organic and certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust.
The Plant-tastic Banana Berry & Veggie Smash Pouch and all Plant-tastic products incorporate plant-based nutrition in developmentally appropriate recipes made with beans, whole grains and veggies. The Banana Berry & Veggie Smash Pouch is made with 2 grams of plant-based protein and 10% daily value of fiber and iron. The nutrient-dense variety of ingredients, including organic banana, organic blueberries, organic purple carrots, organic spinach, organic cooked chickpeas and organic whole grain oat flour, provides parents a convenient, on-the-go option in line with growing plant-based preferences.
The entire Plant-tastic line has performed well since launch, and the win confirms the excitement and great acceptance of the new pouch flavor. The Plant-tastic line helps parents navigate the new dietary guidelines for young children that recommend legumes (beans) as part of a healthy dietary pattern for children under 2 years. As a leader in early childhood nutrition, Gerber’s stage-based product recipes with these guidelines.
“Now an award-winning flavor, the Banana Berry & Veggie Smash Plant-tastic Pouch is a crowd pleaser among parents and toddlers, alike,” said Mohini Joshi, vice president of marketing at Gerber. “Feeding baby the rainbow through a diverse mix of fruits, veggies, proteins, whole grains and legumes allows baby to experience a unique range of flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients to support baby’s development.”
Gerber Plant-tastic Berry & Veggie Smash Pouch will be announced as a winner in the July/August 2022 issue of Good Housekeeping and are currently featured on GoodHousekeeping.com/healthysnacks. Plant-tastic is available online at Walmart.com and retailers nationwide.
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.