About the START HEALTHY, STAY HEALTHY™ Resource Center
We don't have to tell you that the choices you're facing as a mom can be complicated. That's why the experts behind GERBER® baby and toddler products and GERBER® GOOD START® formulas have created an innovative approach to help you make healthy and age-appropriate nutrition decisions for your child—the START HEALTHY, STAY HEALTHY™ Resource Center.
One click, phone call, or trip to your mailbox can connect you with the latest information about feeding and caring for your baby:
Ask our experts 24/7
Our baby and toddler nutrition experts offer advice and answer your feeding and nutrition questions. Call us for FREE 24 hours a day at 1-800-443-7237 or e-mail us here. (If your baby is ill or injured, please contact your doctor or seek other medical treatment.)
Access in-depth information here on our website. You'll find articles, downloadable guides, and interactive tools to help give your little one a healthy start.
We deliver nutrition booklets, tailored to your baby's developmental stage, right to your mailbox! Each one features articles, tear-out tools, and expert advice. Sign up today!
Introducing the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Nutrition Guide
The experts behind GERBER baby products and GOOD START formulas have created the Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Nutrition Guide: an innovative—and practical—feeding system from birth to 4 years old. This unique Nutrition Guide was developed from more than a decade of research. Unlike any other resource, it contains nutrition and feeding guidance, products, and healthy menus, all tailored to your child's development.
Nutrition designed for every stage
We've made understanding your child's nutrition simpler. Start by selecting one of the distinctive color-coded Milestone Symbols™ that reflects your child's stage of development—Pregnancy, Birth, Supported Sitter, Sitter, Crawler, Toddler, or Toddler 2+. (For example, developmental cues indicating that your child may have reached the Sitter stage include: sits independently, picks up and holds small objects in hands, reaches for food or spoon when hungry, and uses upper lip to help clear food off of spoon.)
Our Milestone Symbols will point you toward stage-relevant products, menus, and nutrition and feeding guidance tailored to your child's individual readiness cues and motor skills. These Milestone Symbols indicate the developmental stage at which your child can begin to enjoy each food. As he reaches a new stage, he can add new foods while continuing to enjoy foods added at earlier stages.
Although it takes patience and persistence to teach your child to enjoy a balanced diet of healthy foods, understanding your child's nutritional needs by stages of development and how you can meet those needs has never been easier!
Stage-appropriate food choices
Only the makers of GERBER products and GOOD START formulas offer a line of food and beverages tailored to your baby's developmental stages. To help you make appropriate food choices for your child at the store, we will be adding our unique Milestone Symbols™ and Benefit Band™ to our product packages. Selecting the right foods for your child has never been easier!
- Use the Milestone Symbols to determine your child's developmental stage.
- Look for the Milestone Symbol on the package to select the foods appropriate for your little one.
- Learn about each product's nutrition benefits by reading the information in the Benefit Band.
- Serve your child the appropriate foods.
Go to the Nutrition Guide now.