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who we are

The Dr. Yum Project is a non-profit organization on a mission to help families and communities overcome barriers to eating well.

defining barriers

We all experience a variety of barriers when trying to eat well. At the Dr. Yum Project, we offer solutions for overcoming the most pressing and prevalent barriers, including:

  • Misconceptions that healthy food must be expensive, will not taste good, and is too time-consuming
  • Lack of basic cooking skills
  • Lack of familiarity with fruits, vegetables, and other whole food
  • Lack of access to cooking tools/equipment
  • Decreased food access
  • Nutrition myths
  • Misconceptions about cultural foods
  • Homelessness and housing insecurity
  • Food insecurity
  • Lack of nutrition education in most medical professionals training programs

our action

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Teaching people how to cook using more fruits, vegetables and other whole foods, both in-person and online
  • Partnering with organizations to help at-risk communities learn to cook and eat better. Watch this video to learn more.
  • Developing curricula for schools, like our research-based program “Dr. Yum’s Preschool Food Adventure” to help children and their families learn to cook and eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Watch this video to learn more.
  • Engaging with physicians and other healthcare providers locally and nationally at annual meetings like the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo annual meeting to serve as a resource for nutrition and food education for professionals to use in counseling their patients. Watch this video to learn

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featured recipes from dr. yum

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Dr Yum Project Cucumber Watermelon Salsa

Dr Yum Project Cucumber Watermelon Salsa

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Cucumber Watermelon Salsa

This brings two summertime staples, cucumber and watermelon, together for a fresh new taste! Although this is a salsa recipe and the serving size listed reflects that, a larger portion can make a great side dish! This is a featured
Dr Yum Project Summer Garden Soup

Dr Yum Project Summer Garden Soup

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Summer Garden Soup

With so many healthy and delicious veggies growing in the Dr. Yum Teaching Garden (thanks to help from our friends at C&T Produce), we wanted to create a recipe that would highlight summer veggies, but not feel heavy or too filling
Dr Yum Project Marvelous Mango salsa

Dr Yum Project Marvelous Mango salsa

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Marvelous Mango Salsa

This is a favorite recipe in our preschool program and introduces kids to mangos, a more unusual fruit. Mangos should be ripe so that they have achieved maximum sweetness. This is great served on fish or chicken or with your
Dr Yum Project Pineapple Power Salad

Dr Yum Project Pineapple Power Salad

 

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Pineapple Power Salad

This is one of our absolute favorite recipes from our Dr. Yum preschool curriculum.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, BreakfastDesserts, Dessert, Desserts, Main DishSide Dish, Mains & Sides
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 cucumber
Dr Yum Project Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan

Dr Yum Project Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan

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Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan

Roasting broccoli brings out an amazing flavor that is no joke! Broccoli can sometimes take on a mushy consistency when boiled or steamed. This recipe introduces a way to cook this classic veggie that is sure to
Dr Yum Project Cheesy Green Eggs

Dr Yum Project Cheesy Green Eggs

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Cheesy Green Eggs

Baby spinach is a great green to add to lots of savory foods because it wilts so easily. You can often get it to blend into the background, so it won't overpower a dish. In this case, the spinach highlights
Dr Yum Project Cauliflower Tots

Dr Yum Project Cauliflower Tots

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Cauliflower Tots

"Did you know that the average American Eats 117 pounds of potatoes each year? While potatoes are a great vegetable, they are often fried and prepared in ways that are unhealthy. One common example of this is tater tots. They are
Dr Yum Project Friteeni Frittatas

Dr Yum Project Friteeni Frittatas

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Friteeni Frittatas

Once when I had too much Swiss chard in the garden a good friend suggested making frittatas to use it up. Of course! Like a giant baked omelette, frittatas are a wholesome vegetarian meal that can be served for breakfast or
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