In Practice: The Doctor Yum Project

General Session

In response to the growing rates of childhood obesity, pediatrician Nimali Fernando started the website in 2011 to teach her patients and families about the benefits of healthy eating. What started out as a recipe and parenting site grew to a bigger project of teaching a healthy lifestyle to the greater community. In 2012 The Doctor Yum Project, a 501 (c)3 organization, was born. Through innovative hands-on cooking instruction programs in the teaching kitchen and garden, the project inspires family members of all ages take control of their health by preparing meals together, strengthening family connections and building healthier communities.



Nimali Fernando

Nimali Fernando

Nimali Fernando, M.D., MPH, is a pediatrician practicing in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and founder of the website and The Doctor Yum Project.