Every day in the United States, approximately 10,000 babies are born. On January, 1 2009, Beech-Nut helped thousands of these growing families across the country welcome their babies into the world by offering coupons for free baby food to ring in the New Year. Parents of 2009 New Year’s babies logged on to http://www.beechnut.com for information on how to get their New Year’s Baby coupons for free Beech-Nut foods. “Beech-Nut is excited to help families kick off an all-natural New Year,” said Christoph Rudolf, president and CEO of Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation. “We know the real gift is the new addition to the family, and giving parents a head start on their New Year’s Resolution to feed their baby right is our part in their celebration.” In addition to Beech-Nut’s offer to all babies born in the United States this past New Year’s Day, the first baby born in the following 17 cities received free Beech-Nut products, from infant through toddler-hood, a $500 value: Seattle, Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Charlotte, Tampa, Albany, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Orlando, Raleigh, San Francisco, and Sacramento.