Meet the Team
Jenny Askew, MS, RD, LD, ACSM EP-C | President | Registered Dietitian |American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist |
She holds a Masters of Science in Nutrition from Georgia State University and a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology (the study of movement) from James Madison University. Additionally, Jenny is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist.
Jenny is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a member of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, and the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group. Additionally, Jenny is past Vice President of the Georgia Dietetic Foundation.
Jenny has worked in the health and wellness industry since 2006. During this time, she has helped hundreds of clients improve their well-being through diet and exercise. Jenny is passionate about improving the health of others by helping them get to the root causes of their health issues. This passion has led her to pursue further training in the area of Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Jenny has lived in the Atlanta area since 2008. When she is not working, you can find her in her garden, doing yoga, running, or spending time with her growing family, friends and beloved Dalmatian.
Taylor Moree, RD, LD | Virtual Office Manager | Registered Dietitian |
Starting off as an intern at Balance Fitness and Nutrition in the summer of 2017, and hired soon after completing her registration exam, Taylor entered the world of dietetics practicing functional nutrition.
Taylor is a registered and licensed dietitian who uses a holistic approach when it comes to helping clients improve their health. Taylor’s holistic dietetic approach developed from her own struggle to become healthy. In her early twenties, she found herself trying and failing to follow the “move more, eat less approach.” She felt defeated and that something was wrong with her when she didn’t feel or look better following the low fat and low-calorie diets.
Only after discovering undiagnosed food sensitivities and Candida overgrowth was she able to finally heal her gut and in turn settle at a healthy weight by eating REAL foods. Taylor knows that being healthy is not just about food! Her approach includes diving into your sleep habits, movement patterns, and social support. Taylor’s goal is to make it easier for you to overcome barriers to reach your goals and become happy, healthy and strong in your body!
Taylor’s favorite part of counseling clients at Balance Fitness and Nutrition is being an investigator, helping you to identify the root cause of your disease, imbalance or weight gain. Taylor’s authentic and enthusiastic approach coupled with a focus on sustainability will help you build lifestyle transitions and experience long-term results. You don’t have to go through this journey alone, Taylor has been in your shoes and is ready to help you get to your best self!
Since starting at Balance Fitness and Nutrition, Taylor moved to North Carolina to be closer to her family. We really wanted to keep her – so she now works with clients virtually, using our HIPPA compliant video conferencing system.
Barbara Richardson, MS, RD, LD | Corporate Wellness Events | Registered Dietitian |
Barbara is a registered and licensed dietitian who received her Master of Science with a concentration in Nutrition from Georgia State University. After first pursuing a career in accounting, she decided to change direction and follow her passion of health and diet. Barbara’s approach to health encourages balance, mindful eating, and realistic goal setting. A quote by Oscar Wilde, “Everything in moderation, including moderation,” holds true to her belief that a healthful diet does not require excessive restrictions. Her experience includes working in the pediatric setting at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and with eating disorders at Walden Behavioral Care.
In her spare time, Barbara enjoys spending time with her spouse, two young boys and her pets (resident dog and cat, a foster dog and six backyard chickens). She also enjoys tending to her growing indoor jungle of houseplants and listening to her collection of vinyl records.
Rachel Silva, MS, RD, LD | Contract Manager | Registered Dietitian |
Rachel is a registered and licensed dietitian. She focuses on providing Medical Nutrition Therapy from a functional and integrative medicine approach by using food as medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree at Auburn University and dietetic internship and Masters degree at Georgia State University. Rachel’s role at Balance Fitness and Nutrition includes handling contract and consulting work outside of the office.
Rachel is an active member of many professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and she is currently the treasurer of the Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association.
Rachel is a bookworm and a foodie, merging her interest for both on her Instagram @well.fed.and.read. In her free time, she also enjoys traveling, taking yoga classes, and exploring all of Atlanta’s wonderful restaurants.