About this Course
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!
Lesson 1: Plant Power!
The Power Plate
Plant Sensory Experience
Name that Fruit!
Create a Tasty Rainbow
The Benefits of Fruits & Vegetables
Finding a Happy Balance: Good, Better, Best
Finding your Sweet Spot
Lesson 2: Hydrate and Recharge
Fiber and Caloric Density
Blind Smoothie Taste Test
Name that Vegetable!
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
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 Bar
Family Meals and Group Support
Whole Grains and Beans Sensory Experience
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 VeggieFitKids.com 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.