Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH

Dr. Fernando is a pediatrician practicing in Fredericksburg, VA and founder of the website and The Doctor Yum Project. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh school of Medicine and School of Public Health with an M.D. 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. She is the owner of 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,” Raising a Healthy Happy Eater” and “Dr. Yum’s Preschool Food Adventure.” Her work in the food as medicine movement has been featured in the New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, the People’s Pharmacy, and the Voice of America.


Financial: Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH receives royalties from the sale of "Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater" and a portion of these are donated to the Dr. Yum Project. She receives an honorarium for her presentation in this conference.

Non-Financial: Nimali Fernando has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose