About Nourish Our Kids

Who We Are

Nourish Our Kids (NOK) aims to prevent obesity by educating kids about healthy eating and exercise. The core philosophies of NOK are based on founder Donna Terjesen’s experience and work as a holistic health counselor, her journey and recovery from a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 1992, being a mother of three children, and her core beliefs in adopting a balanced, natural and healthy lifestyle.

Statistics show that children can achieve long term health benefits when early interventions are used and they are exposed to healthy lifestyle practices. Nourish Our Kids uses its healthy peer-role model characters, The NOK Rockers, in early intervention school curriculums targeting young children ages 4-7 years old, using storybooks, music and games. The NOK characters, along with simple age appropriate teaching techniques, are used in tandem to coach children on how to make healthy lifestyle choices and decisions on their own and to share the information they learn with their families.

By using the healthy NOK brand and products in your homes and schools, our hope is to encourage and empower parents and educators to support a lifetime of healthy living choices for our children.

  • The NOK Rockers: Trouble in Slowville
  • I have 4 children ranging in ages from 13 to 3. We all read the book and everyone loved it! The older kids thought it was funny and appreciated the healthy message. My 3 year old sings and talks about the NOK Rockers all around the house. Reading is such a part of our family past time as well as healthy eating. I am thrilled to have a book that entertains the kids and sends such a great message. Nourish Our Kids will truly make a difference with this fun approach to teaching children about eating healthy.

    Kathleen, Mom
    Fairfield, CT