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Bailey awarded for community service

Doraine Bailey was recently awarded with the 2011 Community Service Award from the Bluegrass District Dietetic Association. The Community Service Award is presented annually to an individual or group/organization who has promoted or enhanced the nutritional well-being of the community or has contributed significantly to the nutrition profession.

The individual who nominated Bailey for the Community Service Award had this to say:

“Doraine Bailey is an outstanding educator in the field of maternal and infant nutrition. As the Fayette County Health Department Breastfeeding Support Services Coordinator, she is tireless in her promotion of breastfeeding in the Commonwealth and nationally. She has served as President of the IBCLC Association and is very active at all levels. Ms. Bailey has for the past seven or more years presented to the UK NFS 516 class Maternal and Child Nutrition. Her presentations not only captivate the audience, they excite, entertain and motivate the students to view breastfeeding as the only way to feed one’s baby. Her presentation is better every year and she is scheduled to present again in 2012 to NFS 516 – a three-hour presentation in which the audience is engaged/engrossed. In addition to presenting to the NFS 516 class she presents to the undergraduate students at both UK and EKU. She guest lectured for the respective lifecycle nutrition course and was well received. She never says no to a request – unless it interferes with her family obligations and work – and is stalwart in her support of ‘Breast is Best”. She has inspired several students, males included, in the human nutrition field to consider dietetics as a career as well as to pursue the Lactation Consultant credential. Doraine has definitely promoted the values and message of the dietetic profession and will continue to do so as long as she is able. As such, I feel she is an excellent nominee for the Community Service Award from BGDDA.”

Congratulations, Doraine!

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