Jordan McDonald - Dietitian at CHKD

"I can truly say that working with pediatrics was the best career move I have ever made. Working at CHKD is an absolute blessing. Everyone is collaborative, friendly, and always has the best interest of the children at the forefront of everything they do."

Jordan McDonald, MS, RD

(757) 668-8688

College: Radford University

Graduate School: University of Kentucky


    After completing her master’s degree at the University of Kentucky, Jordan was eager to move back to her home state of Virginia. Ready for a challenge in her career, Jordan leaped at the position with the Ketogenic Diet Program at CHKD.

    Jordan is the clinical lead dietitian at CHKD and specifically oversees nutrition for the Ketogenic Diet Program, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Clinic. She has been working to strengthen and grow the Ketogenic Diet Program so that families can feel at ease while managing a ketogenic diet for their children. In SMA and MDA clinics, she works closely with patients and their families to address all nutritional concerns whether they be weight loss, weight gain, enteral/parenteral nutrition support, or oral nutrition supplementation.

    Working at CHKD in pediatrics has been a blessing to Jordan and was the best career move she ever made.

    Clinical Interests
    • Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support
    • Ketogenic Diet
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy