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About this course

Hi friends! We are so glad you're here. This interactive course will expose you and your family to new fruits and vegetables and teach you the importance of eating whole foods. Dr. Yami will lead you through 4 comprehensive lessons consisting of informational videos, yummy recipe demonstrations, activities, quizzes, and more. You will be able to download educational materials and recipes for your use at any time. Please view some course highlights below.

We hope you learn a lot and have fun along the way!

Watch a free course-preview here!

Lesson 1: Plant Power!

  • The Power Plate
  • Overnight Oats
  • Plant Sensory Experience
  • Name that Fruit!
  • Create a Tasty Rainbow
  • The Benefits of Fruits & Vegetables
  • Fruity Roll-Ups
  • Finding a Happy Balance: Good, Better, Best
  • Finding your Sweet Spot

Lesson 2: Hydrate and Recharge

  • Fiber and Caloric Density
  • Popeye Smoothie
  • Blind Smoothie Taste Test
  • Name that Vegetable!
  • Green Sampling
  • Happy Rancher Dip
  • The Benefits of Water
  • Making Infused Water
  • The Effects of Sugary, Caffeinated, and Carbonated Beverages

Lesson 3: Keep Your Motor Running

  • Why Exercise is Important
  • Superhero Veggie Spread
  • Superhero Veggie Wrap
  • Veggie Wraps Bar
  • Media Exposure and Sedentary Behavior
  • Mr. Potato Veggie Head
  • Fruit Sculptures
  • Magic Chocolate Pudding
  • Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds
  • Exercise and Screen Time

Lesson 4: Team Spirit!

  • Creating a Healthy Home Zone
  • Cheezy Zesty Taco Sauce
  • Taco Salad
  • Taco Salad Bar
  • Family Meals and Group Support
  • Whole Grains and Beans Sensory Experience
  • Fruit Pizza
  • Pita Pizza Faces
  • Mindfulness at Meal Time and Beyond
  • Healthy Home Zone, Family Meals, and Mindfulness

*Get to know Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster, DO, MPH, MS, FAAP

Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician and mother to two active and healthy boys. She is a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles, especially the power of plant-based diets for the prevention of chronic disease. To assist parents and other health care providers, she founded where she provides information on plant-based diets for children including recipes, videos and tips on nutrition and lifestyle. She is also the host of the podcast Veggie Doctor Radio. 

She obtained a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation in 2013. In addition, she is a certified Food for Life Instructor through the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and a Wellcoaches certified health and wellness coach. She has been teaching live cooking and nutrition classes since 2014. Dr. Yami gave a TEDx talk in 2017 entitled From Chickens to Chickpeas which can be found on Youtube. 

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Yami owns Nourish Wellness, a pediatric practice and wellness center. She also founded Vegetarians of Yakima and co-founded the Yakima Health and Wellbeing Coalition. She lives in in Yakima, WA with her husband and two sons.