The Doctor Yum Project is a pediatrician founded and led 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to transform 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. Since our inception in 2012, we have been creating practical solutions to real-world diet-related problems uncovered in exam room conversations. A sampling of our work is featured in a recent New York Times “Food as Medicine” article. By becoming a Partner Practice, we make it easy for you to help your patients (and staff!) make the connection between Good Food and Good Health.
Partner Practices receive a “button” announcing your partnership with DYP that you can put on your practice’s website. We find it is often easier for patients to find the Doctor Yum site if it’s easily found on their own pediatrician's site. We also provide PDF versions of posters for your waiting room and exam rooms and double sided postcards to give to your patients during visit.
The free Doctor Yum Project website provides the following tools to help families overcome the three barriers to cooking healthy food at home, cost, convenience and taste:
• RECIPES: There are more than 120 easy, healthy and family taste-tested recipes with nutritional information to help patients with specific dietary needs, including Carb Conscious for those with diabetes. Recipes are also tagged for easy searches (allergy friendly, healthy high-calorie, gluten=free and more)
• MEAL MAKER MACHINE: Doctor Yum’s Meal Maker Machine allows anyone from kids to grandparents to create seven basic recipes that can be customized with the ingredients that they love. Patients can design their own personalized meals based on the foods they have on hand, their favorite flavors, or any special dietary needs. No matter what the skill level is in the kitchen, using the Meal Maker Machine is easy and fun for the whole family!
• MENU PLANNER: “Who has time to cook dinner?” It’s something we hear every day. With our Menu Planner, users can save their favorite recipes and populate a weekly calendar matching time available to cook diner with the recipe's prep-time. Once the week is planned, with a click of a button, a complete shopping list categorized by grocery store department is at users’ fingertips.
• DOCTOR YUM BLOG: Tips, tricks and information on a variety of topics for families with kids of all ages.
As a non-profit organization, we suggest a yearly tax deductible donation of $100 to become a Partner Practice, which you can make below.
If you have any questions, please email Santhi@DoctorYum.org.