Bailey is a Registered Dietitian who is board certified as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition. She started her career at Northside Hospital and then at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite with Pediatric Nutrition as her main focus. While at Northside, she provided support in all areas of the hospital including the 100 bed NICU. At Scottish Rite, she was involved in the care of a wide variety of children working with the AFLAC Cancer Center, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Neonatal follow-up clinic and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit.
In 2006 Bailey joined the GI Care for Kids team and founded Atlanta Pediatric Nutrition in 2008. While at GI Care for Kids, she has developed an interest in helping children with Celiac Disease, food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, FPIES, failure to thrive and feeding difficulties among other diagnoses. Bailey has been the Director of Nutrition for the Southeast Eosinophilic Disease Center of Atlanta since it’s opening in 2012.
Bailey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Mississippi, and completed her dietetic internship at Emory University. She is 1 of only 28 Board Certified Specialists in Pediatric Nutrition in the state of Georgia. Bailey is a Food Allergy Specialist, and holds a certificate of training in childhood and adolescent weight management. She has also held the specialty credential of Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian.
Bailey is a founding member of the Nutrition Council for Pediatric Nutrition Professionals, which is part of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. She has worked on this committee to create “nutrition pearls” for pediatric gastroenterologists across the country. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for both The FPIES Foundation and Nutrition4Kids.com. Bailey is an expert witness in pediatric nutrition for the State of Georgia and served on the Greater Atlanta Dietetics Association Board as the State Professional Recruitment Coordinator.
Bailey has been involved with research on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in Crohn’s Disease and served as one of the primary consultants for the book What to Feed Your Baby. She has authored numerous articles and blogposts forhttp://www.nutrition4kids.com and co-authored the book 500 Baby and Toddler Dishes: Nutritious Make-ahead Meals for Baby’s First Foods and Beyond.
A sought after speaker in pediatric nutrition, she has presented to multiple groups of medical professionals, including physicians, therapists, nurses and other dietitians. Education of future dietitians in pediatrics is important to her, thus she serves as a preceptor to dietetic interns throughout the country who are interested in the specialized area of pediatric nutrition. She has been a guest speaker for CNN Newsroom in addition to being interviewed for many magazine and news articles on the topic of pediatric nutrition.
Outside of work, Bailey enjoys spending time with her family (husband, son, daughter and lab), spending time with friends, working out, shopping and traveling.