Jodie's Current Programs
Better Bites™ is LAUNCHING in 2019!

Based on research studies that have proven that the more children are introduced to healthy foods at a young age, the more apt they are to form healthy food habits.

Better Bites™ is a hands-on, innovative program in which Recipe Girl and Teeny the Tiny Taste Tester take food adventures with their food & kitchen pals inspiring children everywhere to eat their fruits & veggies through a Better Bites, taste testing, recipe making program.  Children will also be taking Better Sips & Better Steps as part of their healthy lifestyle programming.  The program is designed primarily for preK & elementary aged students.  The program includes school based, home based and retailer components.  Contact us at for more information.

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Sponsorship opportunities can be viewed by clicking here.

Better Bites™ Booklet

Better Bites™ is a bi-annually printed, 11×17″ booklet of recipes and coupons/offers that is distributed at events throughout the Capital District Region. It is also offered as a digital download on and  Learn more in the links below and/or contact us at to become involved.

Advertising Opportunities

Sample Edition

The Kids Cooking Club

The Kids Cooking Club has been in existence for 10 years & is going strong.  It is currently licensed in a six state region that includes Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont.  The program is designed to get kids excited about cooking & introduce them to life skills through hands-on experiences.  The program largely focuses on healthy ingredients and is based on studies that demonstrate that the more children are involved in the process, the more they are willing to try and develop healthy habits.  It has school based, community and ‘at home’ components built in.

Interested in bringing the program to your area/community/region?  Contact us at

Real Food Fast™

Real Food Fast™ is designed to inspire families to eat healthy through quick and easy recipes with time saving tips. This program is currently hosted on WNYT News Channel 13 in the Albany market that reaches down into the Hudson Valley Region as well. Real Food Fast currently provides onsite demonstrations at community venues along with Tasty Bite recipe handouts. The primary focus is recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less, or that are designed for ‘make ahead, freeze ahead’ instructions to make busy weekdays easier.

Fidget Grows a Pizza Garden Author Visits

“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

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Learn more in the links below and/or contact us at to ask questions, book an event or become a sponsor.

Library Garden Planting Visit

Library Pizza Making Visit

Library Apron Making Visit

School Visit Information

Preschool Visits

Fidget Tour Sponsorship Information

Fidget Fun Pages Booklet

Fidget Fun Pages is an annually printed, 11x17" booklet of activities for children that is also filled with coupons/offers that is distributed at events throughout the Capital District Region. It is also offered as a digital download on and  Learn more in the links below and/or contact us at to become involved.

Spring 2018 Pages

Spring 2019 Pages

Jodie's Sponsors

Jodie has an on-going relationship with the Market 32 and Price Chopper brands since the formulation of The Kids Cooking Club in 2007.  Jodie travels in their six state region providing ‘healthy school’ visits and community activities that involves discussions about the ‘power of a recipe’ through hands-on recipe making activities that often includes surprise ingredients all while teaching ‘life skills’ in the kitchen.  This program is in popular demand!

She creates monthly original recipes and content for the retailer to distribute to their customers and via her programming activities.

Jodie worked with FlatOut Flatbreads on a 2 1/2 year campaign to create web content, promote events that encourage taste testing of the FlatOut product with original recipes.  All events included the distribution of coupons & recipes to encourage the use of FlatOut Flatbread products. In addition, she worked directly with the FlatOut Flatbread brand to create a brand specific e-book for consumers with their products.

Sponsors the Jodie Fitz, LLC Brand has Worked with: