Author: Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH

Fernando is a pediatrician practicing in Fredericksburg, VA and founder of the website and The Doctor Yum Project,  a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to transforming the lives of families and communities by providing an understanding of the connection between food and overall health, as well as empowering them with the tools to live a healthy life. They offer a variety of community programs to help with those efforts.

She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh school of Medicine and School of Public Health with an MD and Masters in Public Health. She completed residency and chief residency in Pediatrics at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston and served there for two years as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Pediatrics. In 2005 she and her husband, also a physician, moved their family back east. In 2014 she opened Yum Pediatrics , a full service general pediatrics practice with a focus on wellness and prevention through a healthy diet. Yum Pediatrics shares a large teaching kitchen and teaching garden with The Doctor Yum Project. She is also co-author of the new book, “Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater, a Parent’s Handbook”. A portion of the royalties of her new book  will be donated to the Doctor Yum Project’s programs.

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