Hi there, I’m Jodie Fitz. Welcome to my site. I am a wife, mom of three, program developer, author, and speaker.
When I’m on the road people often ask how I got ‘into what I do‘….here’s the short version of the story:
I have a background in programming and community development, coupled with innovative event creation & implementation.
When my second son was 18 months old, he and I were in a serious car accident. The experience was life changing for me and I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I had to make a career change. Shortly after the accident, I was offered a contract job for LESS than half of my salary. I leaped at the opportunity to work from home and never looked back. It hasn’t always been the easiest choice and there have been many bumps in the road, but I know that I made the right choice.
As my children grew I saw a lack of children’s programming & started to develop and implement programs to fit the niche. It wasn’t until a friend of mine & I developed a healthy living initiative that was designed to get kids moving, yes – this was before the days of Michele Obama – that I found my passion. We licensed the program to an organization & we were hired to implement it. We rolled out the program with 15,000 students in upstate New York. It was GREAT!
I immediately wanted to start incorporating food into the conversation, but it didn’t fit with that model. So, I created, licensed & implemented the Price Chopper/Market 32 Kids Cooking Club where I have spent the last 11+ years traveling in six states cooking with kids & families.
What’s next? I am on a journey to expand what I’ve been working on for last 10 years. Join me as we chat about how to make Real Food Fast, Taking Better Bites & the continuation of The Kids Cooking Club! I’m equally excited about my recent children’s book: Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden and the sequel.
I love working my life’s work around the most important people in my life: my husband and kids. And, I’m excited to have you here.