We are excited to welcome Dr. Leigh Ettinger! Dr. Ettinger will be speaking about chimpanzees, yawning, and the thorns of a rose as they relate to the struggles we have being plant-based at the omnivore’s holiday table. In these clues there may be solutions for you to try in this upcoming season and year round. Dr. Ettinger has been a pediatric kidney specialist since 2004. He first learned about the whole foods, plant-based diet diet in 2014. Changes in his own eating yielded great results! He earned the eCornell Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition in 2016. In 2017 he joined the staff of his hospital’s pediatric weight management program. In May 2019, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In 2021 he founded the Doctor Herbivore telemedicine practice, which accepts practice members living in NY and NJ ages 2-21 with obesity for a 12-week plant-based weight management program. Also offered is a 4-week program to evaluate and fine-tune the nutrition of vegan/vegetarian children and an eCourse for plant-based families.