Thianda Manzara, Ph.D., is the Founder and President/CEO of Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids. Motivated by a desire to improve children’s health, Dr. Manzara combined her love of science and her passions for food, cooking and gardening to create HFHK. Prior to starting HFHK, her career was devoted to plant biology teaching and research. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in agronomy, and a Ph.D. in genetics.

Lindsay Lancaster is passionate about connecting students in urban areas who have limited access to green spaces, plants, nature, and healthy food. Since 2012, she has been working with Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids as the Program Manager where she trains teachers in garden-based curriculum, coordinates the volunteer program, and assists with PR, fundraising, and strategic planning initiatives. Lindsay has an M.S. Ed in elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A. in psychology from Haverford College and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Delaware.

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