From Chickens to Chickpeas

Dr. Yami is a board-certified pediatrician, and 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.

Dr. Yami 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 certified health and wellness coach. She has been teaching live cooking and nutrition classes since 2014. 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 in Yakima, Washington. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at