Gerber Introduces New Graduates® 2+ Kid SelectsTM, Giving Toddlers 2+ Mix-and-Match Meal Options
(FLORHAM PARK, NJ) – March 6, 2013 – Gerber Products Company, part of the Nestlé family, introduced its newest products, Gerber® Graduates® 2+ Kid SelectsTM, mix-and-match meal components that offer toddlers 2 years and older a range of protein, vegetable and grain options made just for them. Gerber® Graduates® 2+ Kid SelectsTM help children make nutritious choices and master self-feeding skills, including use of a fork and spoon.
“When toddlers reach age 2, they become more independent,” said Dr. Kathleen Reidy, head of Nutrition Science at Nestlé Infant Nutrition. “Gerber® Graduates® 2+ Kid Selects™offer a range of different meal combinations while allowing toddlers to join the family table and learn important feeding skills. At the same time, parents can feel confident that they’re serving their child nutritious options that are designed for toddlers mastering the use of spoons and forks.”
The line includes options made with farm-grown vegetables, tender white meat and whole grains, and contains no preservatives. Varieties include Grilled Chicken Nuggets, Brown Rice with Mixed Vegetables and Sweet Corn with Red Peppers.
The Graduates® 2+ line also includes Gerber® Graduates® 2+ Dippers, spoon-shaped biscuits made with six grams of whole grain per serving and a side of real fruit or fruit and yogurt dip. Gerber® Graduates® 2+ Dippers make learning to eat like a grown-up fun. They’re easy to pick up and perfect for scooping and dipping.
Gerber® Graduates® 2+ products are specially made for the developmental needs of toddlers 2 years and older. Children at this stage are growing up fast and exploring the world! At this milestone, children may sit in a booster seat at family meals, chew more skillfully and efficiently, and begin to master the use of a fork and spoon.
Gerber® Graduates® 2+ Kid SelectsTM are available in six varieties:
- Grilled Chicken Nuggets
- Turkey Meatballs
- Sweet Corn with Red Peppers
- Carrots & Green Beans
- Brown Rice with Mixed Vegetables
- Dinosaur Shaped Pasta
The Gerber® Graduates® 2+ line also includes:
- Gerber® Graduates® 2+ Dippers
- Available in the following varieties: Mixed Berry, Strawberry Banana and Peach Banana Mango
- Gerber® Graduates® 2+ Cereal Twists
- Available in the following varieties: Strawberry Blueberry and Banana Peach
- Gerber® Graduates® 2+ Fruit Twists
- Available in the following varieties: Strawberry Grape and Cherry Berry
- Gerber® Graduates® 2+ Juice Treats
- Available in the following varieties: Tropical and Fruit Medley
These products are available at retailers nationwide. For more information on these and other new Gerber products, please visit Gerber.com/toddler2+ or the Gerber Facebook page.
Start Healthy, Stay HealthyTM
The Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Nutrition System is a unique, stage-based system of education, services and products that support and help simplify feeding decisions from birth to four years – and it’s all backed by nutrition research! The Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Resource Center provides expert advice and nutritionally balanced menus by developmental stage to help you give each child the best start in life.
Gerber was founded in 1928 in Fremont, Michigan. Gerber Products Company joined the Nestlé family on September 1, 2007. Gerber Products Company is committed to being a leader in early childhood nutrition.
As part of that commitment, Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ recommends starting with breastfeeding, as breastmilk is ideal for babies. The Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ nutrition system provides education, support and services regarding developmentally appropriate feeding choices for babies.
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