Alicia C. Simpson MS, RD, LD is a lactation consultant and registered dietitian specializing in maternal and pediatric nutrition. Alicia is the founder and executive director of Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support, a 501(c)3 non-profit headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The mission of Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support is to empower mothers through evidence-based nutrition and lactation education, counseling and support to help them nourish their child(ren) in the most optimal way from conception through early childhood.
Alicia is also the author of three cookbooks Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food, Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations and Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food. She is also the author of Boost Your Breast Milk: An All-In-One Guide for Nursing Mothers to Build a Healthy Milk Supply. She has two popular blogs: Vegan Guinea Pig, where she reviews vegan cookbooks, restaurants, health and beauty products, blogs, websites and food as well as The Lady and Seitan, where Alicia not only veganizes Paula Deen recipes but creates lower-calorie, healthier versions of Paula's buttery, high calorie favorites. Alicia keeps her hands full with writing and non-profit work but her most important role yet is that of mother to her vibrant and energetic little girl.