Alicia Simpson M.S, RD, IBCLC, LD
Alicia is a Registered Dietitian, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Feeding Therapist. After graduating with her bachelor’s in marketing from Hampton University she started her career in marketing and sales-focused in the healthcare industry. However, Alicia’s passion for public health and nutrition throughout the lifecycle led her to pursue her Master’s in Health Sciences with a concentration in Nutrition from Georgia State University while simultaneously earning a second bachelor’s degree, this time in Anthropology, also from Georgia State University. Alicia is also a graduate of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Alicia is the only practicing registered dietitian who is also certified in feeding therapy for children with sensory processing disorders in the state of Georgia, providing a unique perspective in changing the long-term social and feeding behaviors of children who are resistant eaters due to sensory processing disorder and its related conditions.
Alicia is an award-winning published author who has authored 4 bestselling books including Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food (2009), Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations (2010), Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food (2012), Boost Your Breastmilk: An All in One Guide for Nursing Mothers to Build a Healthy Milk Supply (2017) and chapters on Maternal Nutrition and Pediatric Nutrition for the Breastfeeding Child in the international Core Curriculum For Lactation Consultant Practice (2018) and Breastfeeding and Human Lactation, 6th Edition (2019). She is also a contributing author for several magazines and publications including Parenting and Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine.
Alicia is presently the chair of the membership committee for the United State Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) where she also serves as the USLCA liaison to the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color (NAPPLSC) helping to ensure that the USLCA remains firmly committed to equity among lactation professionals including lactation professionals of color.