Yum Pediatrics is the General Pediatrics practice of Dr. Nimali Fernando. We are located at the corner of Courthouse Rd. and Leavells Rd. Our office houses a large teaching kitchen and instructional garden to help guide our patients to make healthy food choices, and to host the cooking classes for “The Doctor Yum Project”, a nonprofit founded by Dr. Fernando.
Dr. Nimali Fernando is a board-certified pediatrician and founder of the website doctoryum.org and The Doctor Yum Project, a nonprofit organization that empowers families with information on illness prevention through a healthy diet. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She is also the co-author of Doctor Yum’s Preschool Food Adventure, in interactive nutrition curriculum being used in several Central Virginia Schools and Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook. Her new website Parenting in the Kitchen with co-author Melanie Potock offers more insights and videos on how to raise a healthy eater from birth to school age.