Gerber Products Company doesn't strain to make money. It does, however, strain to make its food products. Gerber's more than 190 baby offerings include the ubiquitous glass jars of baby food. The company, which had its beginnings in 1927 in Dorothy Gerber's kitchen, also makes baby formula, cereal, juices, and Gerber Graduates toddler food, along with baby bath and skin care products, bottles, teethers, pacifiers, breastfeeding accessories, spill-proof cups, and infant toys. Its Gerber Life Insurance Company offers various whole- and term-life products. As part of its focus, Gerber works to feed, soothe, and amuse babies worldwide. Global food behemoth Nestl� owns the company.