Welcome to Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids website.  

We are "The First State School Garden Experts" 


Did you ever wonder what inspired our founder, Dr. Thianda Manzara, to start Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids? Watch her TEDx talk as she shares her enthusiasm for cooking, her background in science, and the benefits of vegetables as part of healthy eating. See how her knowledge and passion come together in her quest to Veggie-cate the First State!

Click here to watch her TEDx Wilmington Talk!

Our mission is to design and implement food and garden-based educational programs for Delaware schools that support content standards and promote student health. 
Our vision is to inspire and motivate youth to develop lifelong wholesome eating habits by experiencing the joy of growing, cooking, and eating garden-fresh vegetables. 


  •  For a wonderful video of HFHK students talking about their garden experiences on the Congo Children's Corner, click here: VIDEO 
  • For a video that explains the mission of Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids and shows gardening in action, click below.

We want to share our passion for fresh produce and vegetable gardening with youth and adults of all ages!  More and more of our youth are becoming disconnected from where their food comes from, and how important and easy it is to incorporate fresh vegetables into their diets.  Our job is to bridge that gap by giving students an interactive experience that combines grade-level appropriate lessons with hands-on gardening fun!

Our Schools

HFHK is currently working with schools in Delaware's Brandywine, Christina, Colonial, Red Clay, and Cape Henlopen school districts.  Check out the "Our Schools" page for more information on each of our locations! 

About Us

Do you like what we do and want to do what you can to help? Read more about us.


Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids

P.O. Box 847

Hockessin, DE  19707