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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

dr. yum featured recipes

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featured recipes from dr. yum

Want to try something different?  Explore our healthy & fun recipes!

Dr Yum Project Summer Garden Soup

Dr Yum Project Summer Garden Soup

We wanted to create a recipe that would highlight summer veggies, but not feel heavy or too filling in the warm weather. Make sure to make enough for a few days because it’s even tastier the next day! This recipe also has none of the top eight most common food allergens, making it a great choice for families with food allergies.



This recipe courtesy of Dr Yum Project Shakshuka Friend of Dr. Yum, Rachel, spent some time in Israel and introduced us to one of her...