Gayle Booth MS RD LDN CDE
Gayle Booth has been a registered dietitian since 1993. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University and completed a Master of Science in Human Nutrition at The University of Maryland, College Park. During her Master’s work, she had the honor of participating in a nutrition fellowship at Georgetown University’s Child Development Center. Her dietetic AP4 Program was completed through Northern Illinois University.
Gayle’s services includes nutrition care for children and adults with irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes (types 1 and 2), renal disease, hypertension, celiac and seizure disorders. Gayle enjoys working with people implementing the FODMAP diet for IBS. She consults in corporate wellness and enjoys professional speaking engagements.. A Certified Diabetes Educator, she works with pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, weight management, neuropathy and gastric/intestinal alterations.
In all areas of nutrition therapy, Gayle’s emphasis is to educate people on health related self-care measures. She helps the person recognize roadblocks and identifying lifestyle changes to make leading toward improved control of health risks.
Previous work experiences include Pediatric Outpatient Dietitian and Manager of Outpatient Nutrition Services for Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. Gayle worked as a diabetes dietitian at St. Joseph Medical Center in Elgin and Centegra’s Diabetes Center in Crystal Lake. She has experience as a renal dietitian at Rush, Fresenius Medical Care and DaVita and ARA dialysis clinics. Gayle continues to apply the Ellyn Satter feeding concepts of “feeding with love and good sense” in feeding therapy with children and families.
Gayle is professionally involved as a peer reviewer of research for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), reviewed books pre-publication and written chapters for the AND’s Pediatric Diet Manual. She maintains active membership in the AND, The National Kidney Foundation, The American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators as well as the Illinois Dietetic Association. She has co-authored many published research papers. Gayle has served in various professional volunteer positions for The National Kidney Foundation – Illinois Council on Renal Nutrition (ICRN) including Secretary/Treasurer, President Elect and is currently serving as President of the NKFI-CRN.
Gayle and her husband Jim have three adult married children with four grandchildren and three grand-dogs. She and Jim share love of sailing, gardening, winemaking and family. She has worked long distances from her home in Cary, IL for most of her career and looks forward to arriving at Pathway Dietetics LLC, closer to home.