September 9 – 13 is our 5th annual Yum-a-Thon, showcasing the Dr. Yum Project’s programs and impact. Highlights include cooking demonstrations with our medical partners, lunch packing ideas, learning what food labels mean, how to shop and meal prep on a budget, and getting your picky eaters to try new foods.

DYP will be on Facebook live throughout the week teaching your family how eating well can be fun, easy and affordable!  Check out the schedule below.

We have strategic plans to forge new meaningful partnerships in communities, to expand our Preschool Food Adventure program, and make more of our classes, programs and recipes available on our website.

Your tax-deductible donation will be used to have the most impact it can.  

For your donation of :

$100 we will send a Dr. Yum insulated lunch tote

$250 for a Dr. Yum insulated lunch tote, Dr. Yum stainless steel water bottle, and reusable bento box

$500 lets you sponsor Dr. Yum’s Preschool Food Adventure for one classroom

Monday, September 9: Starting off Right

10:00 – 11:00 am Dr. Yum’s Preschool Adventure ON FACEBOOK LIVE!

12:30 – 1:00 pm  First Foods for Babies ~ they can eat a whole lot more than you think! ON FACEBOOK LIVE!

12:30 – 1:30 POWER HOUR  Virginia Credit Union will MATCH your donation up to $1,000   

Tuesday, September 10: Dr. Yum in the Community: More than just Cooking Classes

12:00 – 1:00 pm Healthy and delicious food sampling and education at Germanna Community College ON FACEBOOK LIVE!

12:00 – 1:00 pm POWER HOUR  Germanna Community College will MATCH your donation up to $1,000

4:30 – 5:30 pm  Healthy food sampling and education at The Table at St. George’s ON FACEBOOK LIVE!

Wednesday, September 11: A Pediatrician with a Kitchen in her Office & Dealing with Picky Eaters

12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch Packing Tips and Ideas ON FACEBOOK LIVE!

1:00 – 2:00 pm Cooking with Teens ON FACEBOOK LIVE!

9:00 – 10:00 pm  Picky Eating: 5 Reasons Why You Can’t Wait for Your Kid to Grow Out of It with Melanie Potock and Dr. Yum ON Melanie’s FACEBOOK LIVE!

9:00 – 10:00 pm POWER HOUR  Melanie Potock will MATCH your donation up to $1,000

Thursday, September 10: Health for the Whole Family; Cooking Demonstrations with Dr. Yum and Physician Partner Practices 


9:30 – 10:00 am Healthy Breakfasts with Dr. Neil Patil from Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg

11:00 -11:30 am How to Make a Meal Plan for Your Busy Week with Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg

12:30-1:00 pm Lunch Packing 101 with Radha Menon, MD from Gastroenterology Associates of Fredericksburg PC

12:30 – 1:30 pm POWER HOUR VIVA will MATCH your donation up to $1,000

1:30 – 1:45 pm No Cavity Club Dr. Jeff Day from Hilltop Dental Studio – Jeffrey Day, Mary Kate Moriarty, & Peter Scelfo

2:00 – 2:30pm After School Snack Tips and Ideas with Dr. Halepaska from Access Eye

4:00 – 4:30pm How to Whip Up Dinner Out of What’s in Your Fridge Right Now with Sudeep Menachery, MD from Hematology-Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg

Friday, September 13:  Busting Common Myths About Eating Healthy

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Busting the Myths That Healthy Food is Too Expensive and Hard to Cook.  DYP Dietitian discusses reading food labels, unwinding confusion caused by food marketing, how to choose foods that are actually good for you, how to shop and meal prep on a budget. ON FACEBOOK LIVE!

4:30 – 5:00 pm: Busting the  Myth That Healthy Food is Too Hard and Doesn’t Taste Good.  Delicious Dinner in a ½ hour with what you have in your fridge with the Meal-o-Matic online tool. ON FACEBOOK LIVE!

4:30 – 5:00 pm POWER 1/2 HOUR the Joe and Mary Wilson Education Fun will MATCH your donation up to $500

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