Palo Alto Medical Foundation


Dr. Jackie Busse is a board certified pediatrician and teaches plant-based nutrition for kids and families. Dr. Busse grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She went on to do a pediatric residency and chief residency at Rush University in Chicago.

As a founding member of the pediatric working group of the Plantrician Project, she was lead author and editor of their Pediatric Quick Start Guide published in 2018. As an expert lecturer for the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies, she recently rebuilt the pediatric and family lecture modules for the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate program offered through eCornell. In addition to her full time pediatric practice, Dr. Busse teaches an ongoing whole-food, plant-based nutrition series to patients has organized and spoken at several physician education events, and regularly speaks to local interest groups and schools. She is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Most importantly, Dr. Busse is Mom to two feisty plant-eaters, now 3 and 5 years old. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, insights, and personal experience with the plant-based lifestyle.


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