ALLYSON BALZUWEIT, MPH, RDN/LD
REGISTERED DIETITIAN + NUTRITIONIST
Bringing 20+ years of experience as a registered dietitian to the table, Allyson provides dynamic, comprehensive nutrition counseling and education for an array of clients.
Finding herself the victim of the Freshman 15 in college, Allyson discovered her passion for fueling her body in a healthier way. Once she cracked the code for herself, she felt so inspired to share her knowledge and insight with those around her prompting her to pursue clinical nutrition.
Starting in Washington DC, Allyson procured a Master’s in Public Health and forged her career in outpatient nutrition counseling and public health.
Along the way, she attained certifications in Childhood/Adolescent and Adult Weight Management and is currently pursuing the Institute of Functional Medicine’s specialty program on Gastrointestinal Health.
Motivated by helping others embrace a healthy and realistic approach to eating through a positive, individualized approach, Allyson loves making personal connections with her clients and being able to help them with a plan that will ultimately allow them to be successful in meeting their health and nutrition goals.
With trendy, fad mass-market diets rampant across our culture, her mission is to help people sift through conflicting information and find solutions backed by science.
All about authentic connection, Allyson aims to assure each patient under her charge that she is in their corner on their journey towards their healthiest, happiest life.
When Allyson isn’t creating custom nutrition plans, she’s running miles, cooking for her family and exploring culinary practices in new places.
Allyson lives in Smyrna, GA with her husband Eric and their three children Sophie, Jack and Beau. For the next couple of years, she will have a child in Elementary, Middle and High School.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
B.S. in Nutritional Science and Dietetics, The University of Connecticut, 1996
Master of Public Health (MPH), The George Washington University, 2003
Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2008
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2011
Completion of Gastrointestinal Advanced Practice Module, Institute of Functional Medicine, 2018