Gerber, a leading provider of childhood nutrition, has reportedly introduced Plant-tastic, the company’s first range of plant-protein, organic-for-toddler foods.
The snacks, meals, and pouches are all made using nutrient-filled, plant-based ingredients, giving parents have more alternatives to feeding a diverse diet to toddlers that align with their food values.
Delivering on Gerber’s commitment to Climate Forward Nutrition announced last year, the new range is also carbon-neutral as per Carbon Trust certification.
With new-gen parents, the food values are changing with interest to incorporate plant-based diets rising rapidly.
As per credible reports, nearly 81% of households having children include plant-based protein in their meals whereas 40% of parents with children under the age of 18 are incorporating more plant-based foods in their diets.
Plant-tastic offers plant-based nutrition in recipes that are developmentally appropriate and are made using whole grains, veggies, and beans.
Gerber Chief Executive Officer and President Tarun Malkani stated that the new range provides stage-based nutrition through milestones like organic toddler meals, snacks, and pouches.
Dr. Whitney Casares, the Pediatric Consultant of Gerber expressed that Gerber Plant-tastic foods are made using veggies, whole grains, and beans-which are laced with nutrients like fiber and protein to support the healthy development of the baby.
In last year’s summer, Gerber became America’s first baby food company to announce its dedication to carbon-neutral foods with the range furthering this dedication as a completely carbon neutral alternative certified by the Carbon Trust.
As part of the objective to reimagine baby food, Gerber is dedicated to attaining complete carbon neutrality across its portfolio of baby food by 2035 in partnership with the Carbon Trust, a carbon-neutral certifier.
Carbon Trust has also provided carbon-neutral certifications to the Gerber Organic range, Natural pouches, and jars.
For the record, Gerber Products Company was founded in Fremont, Michigan in 1928.