In response to the growing rates of childhood obesity, pediatrician Nimali Fernando MD, MPH started the website doctoryum.com in 2011 to teach her patients and her 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.
To foster wellness through education, action, and advocacy
1) Engage children, families and the greater community
2) Create a wellness-centered culture
3) Impact obesity and lifestyle-related illness
4) Promote a healthy lifestyle using social media and technology
Check out What Rachael Ray’s nonprofit, Yum-O had to say about The Doctor Yum Project!