Meet Margaret Chaykin


Margaret first became aware of the connection between nutrition and health outcomes when working as a dialysis technician. Since then, she has made it her life goal to ensure that all persons regardless of age, race, socioeconomic status, orientation, or religion receive the education and resources they need to make informed decisions in relation to their nutrition and, ultimately, health. 

Margaret earned a bachelor's degree in nutrition from Bastyr University and completed the didactic program in dietetics making her an RD eligible nutritionist. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in public health with community focus at Bastyr University. When Margaret is not teaching new food detectives, she offers individual nutritional counseling and is busy as a full-time single mom to her daughters, ages 3 and 5.  

Margaret is a SoCal native. She has lived in California, Alaska, and Hawai’i, but calls Seattle home. She has two cats, Meatball & Luna, that complete her family. In addition to teaching, Margaret enjoys spending time in and on the water, marveling at the Giant Pacific Octopus, and planning her next travel destination.