Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy
Nutrition System

Start Healthy, Stay HealthyTM

Nutrition science made simple

Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy is a stage-based nutrition system of products, educational materials, and easy-to-use tools and resources.

  • Designed to help guide healthy growth and development from birth to 48 months
  • Helps promote the early establishment of healthy eating habits in the critical early years
  • Based on up-to-date, peer-reviewed nutrition science

Breastfeeding is at the heart of the Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Nutrition System.
Gerber recommends breastfeeding as the ideal nutrition for babies.

Stage-based Milestone Symbols help guide nutrition decisions from pregnancy to toddlers 2 years of age and older (toddlers 2+)

  • Featured on each Gerber product to provide a simple way for parents to find the right products, tools, and educational materials
  • The developmental stages and readiness cues, which serve as the guidelines for the Milestone Symbols, have been validated by an independent panel of feeding and safety experts
  • Nutritional needs and oral-motor development at each milestone stage are considered in the development of every Gerber product
  • Articles and tools and resources to help guide and simplify parents’ nutrition and feeding choices, including the Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Menu Planner

Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy is designed to address needs at every stage


  • Immune system support & development

  • Breastmilk contains beneficial bacteria that help to balance immature gut flora
  • Certain probiotics stimulate immune cells throughout the GI tract
  • Adequate nutrient intake and a balanced diet help support the development and maintenance of a healthy immune system
  • Digestive health

  • Dietary fiber and prebiotics (nondigestible carbohydrates that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria) may help support digestive health
  • Brain & eye health

  • DHA and ARA support visual and cognitive development and function
  • Iron for healthy growth and brain development


To speak to a nutrition expert about the Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy Nutrition System, pediatric feeding issues, or any Gerber product, call 1-800-628-BABY (2229) Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM EST.