About 4 million babies are born in the United States each year. Infant and toddler foods usually represent children’s first exposure to a broad range of solid foods, contributing to both nutritional intake and development of eating skills during the first two years of life.

As would be expected, the infant and toddler food category is impacted by the same general factors that influence the entire food industry, such as economic conditions and demographics. And the category is specifically impacte…

Fig. 2—The popular rice variety of instant cereal is available in single-serve packaging as an added convenience for on-the-go parents.

Fig. 3—Snacking items such as Gerber Finger Foods offer good nutrition and variety and help older infants and toddlers learn to self-feed and chew.

Fig. 5—100% juice in single-serve plastic bottles offers dual layers of tamper evidence and the portability of plastic bottles.

Fig. 6—Aseptically processed fruit purees are now available nationally in two-pack plastic dishes.

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