Fidget Author Events

“We had Jodie Fitz visit the Utica Public Library with her program “Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden.”  Ms Fitz was very professional and outgoing.  The children enjoyed her book and loved discussing how to make pizza. They were very excited when they got to plant their own pizza garden to take home.  Children can easily relate to the story and Ms Fitz is engaging and patient.  I am looking forward to having her return!” ~ Amanda, Children’s Librarian, Utica Public Library


“I really enjoyed Fidget!  The kids were so engrossed by the story and really like getting their hands dirty to plant.” ~ Rebecca Verhayden Darling, Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake Library, Head of Youth Services, Librarian II


"Author Jodie Fitz’s Program “Fidget Grows A Pizza Garden” was a phenomenal hit at our library! For over an hour, Jodie read, entertained and engaged 32 enchanted children, patiently instructing them all on creating their very own “pizza garden” to take home. The kids, all from the Lake George Youth Commission’s Primary Enrichment Program, absolutely loved Jodie and proudly left with their individual gardens. I found Jodie to be more than a pleasure to work with. She was extremely flexible with scheduling the program and very accommodating when it became apparent that we would have more participants than originally planned for.

I would highly recommend Jodie and her “Fidget Grows A Pizza Garden” Program, to any organization or parent/caregiver interested in providing an entertaining and educational experience for their young children." ~ Barb Durkish, Library Director, Caldwell-Lake George Library


"The Saratoga Farmers' Market was thrilled to collaborate with Jodie Fitz and her team for the launch of Jodie's book Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden! Jodie's passion for children's nutrition and education was the perfect match to the farmers' market's mission to provide food access to all ages and economic levels.

Her book was brought to life on-site at the farmers' market as children enjoyed making mini-pizzas with Pizza Works in Ballston Spa, planting their own pizza garden with the Saratoga Springs Public Library, and hearing Jodie Fitz read her uplifting and empowering story aloud for parents, children, local farmers, and customers.

We couldn't be more pleased with the experience, and we love the message and energy that Jodie brought to our market. Jodie takes nutrition education to the next level with a positive experience and a smile. We hope to have the opportunity to work with Jodie and her team again!" - Julia Howard, Market Administrator, SFMA

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