Gerber Rice Cereal Single Grain is made without added starch, artificial colors or flavors to ensure that your little one is getting only the very best ingredients for a young, growing body. It contains essential nutrients like iron for healthy brain development and calcium for strong bones and teeth, as well as Vitamins B6, C, E and zinc. Two servings (about a half cup) of Gerber baby rice cereal, 16 oz, has 90 percent of your child's daily iron. Your child may be ready for this cereal if he or she is now sitting up with help or support, pushing up with straight elbows, opening the mouth and leaning toward a spoon. Gerber cereal is an excellent choice to serve as one of your little one's first meals.