About Us

Nerdel Eating a Healthy AppleThe Nerdel® Company is a new and innovative company that was developed by a team of doctors, nutritionists, chefs and fitness experts to address the issues of children’s obesity, hunger, fitness and health.

There is an increase in childhood obesity and a decrease in the physical fitness of our children both in the United States and throughout the world. There has been a global shift in diet toward energy dense foods that are high in fat and sugars and low in vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients. There has also been a global decrease in physical activity due to the increasing sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation and increasing urbanization.

The Nerdel® Company is on a mission to empower our children with the knowledge to make better nutritional choices, and to take charge of their own physical fitness and well being.

Fighting Junk and Bad Nutrition is Our Mission!™

The Nerdel Foundation

The Nerdel®Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation established and operated exclusively for the support and promotion of charitable and educational activities to eradicate childhood obesity, childhood hunger and to address nutritional and fitness issues for children.

The Nerdel®Foundation is dedicated to making a present and future world of healthier children and adults.

Team

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder – The Nerdel® Company                                                            Executive Producer: “Nerdel® and Friends”:

Marc M. Kesselman, D.O., FACC, FACOI                                                                                     

Marc is a board certified cardiologist and internist who has practiced in the South Florida area for over 23 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and his medical degree from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kesselman completed his training with a fellowship in Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is the founder of South Florida Heart Group, one of the most successful cardiology, internal medicine and family medicine practices in the South Florida Area. Dr. Kesselman was a clinical assistant professor at NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Department of Cardiology from 1985 thru 2003. Dr. Kesselman believes that fitness and good nutrition must be a part of our daily lives. He has made these a part of his life and has emphasized nutrition and exercise in his patient’s lives.

In 2006, Dr. Kesselman decided that it was not enough to treat the outcome of poor nutrition and lack of exercise in adults. He had a vision to bring his knowledge and passion for good nutrition and fitness to the children of the world, so that they could grow into healthy adults. With this dream and passion he created The Nerdel® Company.

Dr. Kesselman is the author and creator of The Nerdel® News Blog which focuses on nutrition, fitness and health issues affecting children and adults. The Nerdel® News Blog can be found on the front page of the Nerdel® News as well as in the Editors section. In addition, Dr. Kesselman is co-creator and one of the executive producers for “Nerdel® and Friends”, a new video/TV show for preschoolers all about healthy eating and exercise and co-author of The Nerdel® Series of Children’s Books.

Dr. Kesselman has the insight, motivation and creative energy to bring together world class academics and educational information with multimedia entertainment, and bring this “edutainment” message to both parents and children all over the world. Dr. Kesselman has chosen to devote his life and career to fight the battle against obesity and improve the lives of children throughout the world.

President and Co-Founder – The Nerdel® Company                                                                   Executive Producer: “Nerdel® and Friends”:

Robin Kesselman, D.O.

Robin is a board certified physician in Family Practice, was the Founder and lead physician of Physician’s Associates. She received her medical degree from NOVA Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She became the fulltime Physician Administrator of South Florida Heart Group in 1992.

Dr. Kesselman has been a firm believer in preventive medicine. While on the school board at the Tauber School, she was a proponent of healthy lunches and snacks and worked closely with the administration to design a healthier lunch program.

Dr. Kesselman brings her extensive experience in administration, organization and management to The Nerdel® Company . Her innovative organizational ideas created a smooth running, patient friendly and efficient medical practice. Her experience with the introduction of new technology and software to the medical practice has been extremely beneficial to The Nerdel® Company. Her expertise and software knowledge in the areas of photography, layout and design have been invaluable to The Nerdel® Company Team as well. She brings her knowledge in these areas, as well as her incredible energy and passionate desire to help kids learn to eat healthy and exercise and stay fit to The Nerdel® Company.

Dr. Kesselman is co-creator and one of the executive producers for “Nerdel® and Friends”, a new video/TV show for preschoolers all about healthy eating and exercise and co-author of The Nerdel® Series of Children’s Books.

Executive Vice President- The Nerdel® Company                                                                       Producer: “Nerdel® and Friends”:

Ninette G. Katsoulos

Ninette joins The Nerdel® Company as Executive Vice President and rejoins Drs. Kesselman after working at South Florida Heart Group for over 19 years where she was office manager and patient care coordinator for Dr. Marc Kesselman.

Ms. Katsoulos graduated with a B.A. degree in International Business Administration from the American University in Paris, France. She also attended the University Sorbonne in Paris, France where she received a degree in French Language and Civilization. Ms. Katsoulos is fluent in four languages and besides her duties at The Nerdel® Company in the areas of marketing and business development, Ms. Katsoulos will have responsibilities as Executive Producer for the “Nerdel® Live” productions and oversee the development of The Nerdel® Foundation.

Corporate Attorney and Board Member
Alan Cohn

is a partner with the law firm of Greenspoon, Marder, P.A. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and earned his Masters of Law Degree in Taxation also from the University of Florida. Mr. Cohn specializes in the areas of Tax, Estate Planning and Probate, Business Law, Corporate and Guardianship Law. Mr. Cohn is a member of the Broward and American Bar Associations as well as a member of the Taxation and Probate and Guardianship Rules Committee of the Florida Bar. He is a member of the professional boards of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Nova Southeastern University and Israel Bonds.

Illustration
Natali Martinez

Natali is a graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and current Parsons – The New School for Design student. Natali is the illustrator for Nerdel®, his friends and family and The Nerdel® Series of Children’s Books.

Web Development:
MVIsolutions

www.mvisolutions.com | 954.491.9969

3D Modeling and Virtual World Developer:
3 Immersions

www.3Immersions.com

Solutions

The Nerdel® Company will focus its efforts on educating the children of the United States and the world about healthy nutrition and physical activity. Through its multimedia approach with music, books, games, interactive website, cartoons, animation and its video series, Nerdel® and The Nerdel® Company team will be able to reach the kids of the world, in a media form that is cool and fun to follow.

Nerdel® and The Nerdel® Company team of experts have designed an approach to healthy nutrition and physical activity that is cool and hip to follow. Kids and their parents can log on to http://www.nerdel.com to check out the Nerdel® News. Here they can learn about nutrition, read about sports, get some great healthy and delicious recipes and stay up to date on lots of cool information. They can also watch some great videos and submit and upload their own family friendly cooking, fitness and sports videos.

The Nerdel® Company is proud to be a Corporate Advocate of the President’s Challenge and Physical Fitness Initiative.

Mission

The Nerdel® Company is a company devoted to making children and adults all over the world more aware of healthy eating, healthy cooking and physical fitness. We are dedicated to making a present and future world of healthier children and adults.

Fighting Junk and Bad Nutrition is Our Mission!™

Join Nerdel® and The Nerdel® Company Team on our mission, at www.nerdel.com.

Contributors

  • Chef Allen Susser– is the masterful Chef and Owner of Chef Allen’s restaurant located in Aventura, Florida (www.chefallens.com).
  • Meryl Brandwein RD LDN– is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist with a private practice in Weston, Florida (www.merylb.com).
  • Graehm Gray– Editor-in-Chief of The Nerdel News (email: talk@nerdel.com)
  • Lisa Garner– Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College in New York and a Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and is currently a Pre-K thru 5th grade teacher
  • Alison Moss-A graduate of Skidmore College and current Pre-K-thru 4th grade teacher specializing in Dance, Performance and Choreography.
  • Alison Birken, D.V.M.– A graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Birken practices in Hollywood, Florida.
  • John E. Lewis, Ph.D.-Assistant Professor and Director of Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine: University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
  • Rocio Blanco Garcia-Contributing writer to the Miami Herald.
  • Tom Rayhill-Expert fitness trainer; Co-Director of Stronger and President of Athletes in Progress
  • Craig Wittus, USPTA