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Anna Ponder-Twardy, RD - CHKD Nutrition Services

"I was raised and educated in Alabama, and was eager to call CHKD and Norfolk home. The environment and hope this facility brings is wonderful. I have loved my training in pediatrics and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve this community!"

Anna Ponder-Twardy, RD

(757) 668-8688

College: Auburn University

Graduate School: University of Alabama at Birmingham


    Anna earned her bachelor’s degree at Auburn University and completed her dietetic internship and master’s degree through the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed an additional nutrition traineeship specializing in genetics, metabolics, and developmental disabilities in pediatrics before joining CHKD’s nutrition team.

    She is passionate about how nutrition impacts overall healing and function of the body. The complex nature of pediatric nutrition is an area she has always been interested in. She believes that nutrition intervention and education is a vital component to inpatient care.

    She is excited to have this opportunity to develop friendships and relationships at CHKD. Also, she is eager to critically think each day about patients in order to provide them the best care possible.

    Clinical Interests
    • Genetics
    • Malnutrition
    • Nutrition Support
    • Growth Concerns
    • Weight Management
    (757) 668-8688