Megan Haupt, Founder
Megan has been a food educator for over 12 years, teaching adults and children in community-based settings. She believes that food education must meet people where they are in order to be effective, and that educating the entire family is essential to help kids become food-smart. Her areas of interest include: food history, food science, and food culture.
In addition to her education experience, Megan has launched several small businesses and has professional backgrounds in higher education, business (non- and for-profit), and the performing arts.
Megan is an active member of PA Nutrition Education Network and is ServSafe certified.
You can find Megan most days in front of the stove or in a grocery store, experimenting with new recipes. She loves to check out foreign supermarkets when she travels and is very dedicated to creating her own food-smart kid, a picky eating 8-year-old who would live on crackers if given the chance.
Jane Murray, Operations and Pre-C Instructor
Jane has spent over a decade in community relations and project management across the non-profit, government, and private sectors. She’s volunteered with AmeriCorps, worked for a chamber of commerce, served a Member of Congress, and helped hundreds of women start and grow their own businesses at the Women’s Business Development Center in Philadelphia. In 2016, she left the non-profit world to stay home with her two young children. Now, she’s never bored, often singing, and always searching for healthy, filling food that her 4-year-old son will eat. As she tests new recipes, she’s found he’s more apt to like the results when he can be a helper in the kitchen. He usually votes for making pink or green pancakes.
Jane is a graduate of Guilford College, in Greensboro, NC where she studied Sociology and Women’s Studies. She is CPR/First Aid certified, has all child safety clearances, and is ServSafe certified.
Marisa Campbell, M.S. Ed., Curriculum Designer
Marisa is an early childhood teacher with a passion for play and inquiry-based learning. She believes deeply that children learn powerfully through hands-on exploration, storytelling, and play; experiences that honor their individual identities and invite them to ask questions and explore possibilities.
After completing her B.A. in identity development and children’s literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she moved to Philadelphia and earned a M.S. Ed. in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania. Her graduate thesis explored the intersections between literacy and play as well as ways to construct the learning environment to enhance learning through play. Her other interests include emergent curriculum, the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education, and children’s literature. For the past eight years she has worked as a nursery classroom teacher, and she currently teaches at The Miquon School.
Outside of the classroom Marisa loves to create, whether its testing out a new recipe for banana bread or figuring out how to sew shorts for her husband out of recycled sweaters. She is fascinated by the process of inviting her one-year-old daughter into the world of food and taste, and loves observing the surprising food combinations that speak to her (sheep’s milk feta and PB&J, anyone?).
Jenn Bidwell Edwardson, Kitchen Wonder 101 & Lead Instructor Summer Camp
Jenn Bidwell Edwardson began cooking at a young age, learning from her grandmothers, mother and father, and every cookbook she could get her hands on. By high school she was sharing her pastries and cookies, breads and cupcakes with her neighbors.
She has been equally drawn to educating children, first her own and for both employment and volunteering in her church. She currently teaches four year olds at a traditional play based learning nursery school and works with third through fifth graders at church. Jenn loves Hungry's play based, hands-on learning approach involving kids from a young age in their eating and cooking experiences.
Jenn taught her own six children the love of good food and creating it for themselves. Now that they are grown she encourages them in their own journey as they explore new food experiences. She is now happily teaching her grandchildren to cook and bake.
When she isn't in the kitchen Jenn can be found in her other happy space making cards, scrapbooks, monprints, art journals and mixed media art. She likes kayaking, walking and riding behind her husband as he explores on his motorcycle.
Rabiya Bower, RD, LDN
Rabiya Bower is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN). Her passion is nutrition education and community outreach. She is knowledgeable in diabetes management, childhood nutrition, and family meal planning. She loves to teach children about the joys of cooking.
She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and completed her dietetic internship at Cedar Crest College, with a focus in community nutrition. Rabiya is currently the in-store nutritionist at the Flourtown GIANT.