About US
"Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity."
Guy Fieri

Who we are


Nellie Johnston

Nellie Johnston founded Little Sprouts Cooking in 2016.  She has a love for cooking, teaching and all things healthy.  She has an undergraduate and graduate degree in sports medicine.  After she graduated, she was a health and PE teacher for several years.  She taught courses on nutrition and healthy living, and spent a lot of time teaching kids how to take care of their bodies.  She has been cooking since she was 12 years old, and has a lot of experience with cooking from a garden. She is First Aid certified and a certified Kids Nutrition Specialist. Most importantly, she is a mom of four kids and is passionate about teaching them about where food comes from and how it can help their bodies.

Other than teaching kids to cook, Nellie loves to be outdoors.  She spends a lot of time hiking and camping with her family.  She also loves to teach piano, experiment with new recipes, garden, read and learn new skills.  


Trisha Sorenson

Trisha Sorenson has an undergraduate in Secondary Education and has taught in both middle and high school settings.  She has experience working with young children with disabilities as a behavioral therapist and teaches piano to students across all ages and abilities.  Basically she loves to teach.  Trisha finds joy in cooking and exploring new recipes - often making her family sample recipes that are unique and full of flavor.  She loves to garden and loves summertime when most of the ingredients on her table come straight from her backyard. She shares the passion Nellie Johnston mentioned for teaching children to have a healthy relationship with food and eating real food that helps their bodies be strong. 
She loves the outdoors, music, being creative and finding a way to DIY almost everything in her house.  Mostly, she enjoys being a mom to her four crazy and adorable children.