The 2018 Fit Kid Foodie Expo!

Getting kids & families interested (and excited) with interactive culinary and fitness activities!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 11am-4pm | The Mall in Columbia, Maryland

Admission: FREE
Activities Prices vary on activity type. (See pricing below)

11:00 am – Fit Kid Foodie Expo OPENS! Free McCormick Spice with any $20+ activities ticket purchase. (While supplies last!)
11:30am – National Healthy Kids Cook-Off, Finalists Compete LIVE!
12:30 am – Cook-Off Ends | Stage performances and entertainment begin!
1:30 pm – 2018 Healthy Kids Cook-Off Winners Announced
4:00 pm – Fit Kid Foodie Expo Ends

The Fit Kid Expo offers lots of culinary and fitness activities to watch and get involved in! Watch the 2018 Healthy Kids Cook-Off, get involved in mini cooking demos, take a ride on our Bike-You-Own Smoothie Bike, and so much more! See all of our activities below!

Fit Kid Foodie Activities & Mini Cooking Classes

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED to participate in our mini-cooking classes and activities.

Purchase your tickets here, and receive your activity tokens upon your arrival! Ticket options include the following (please see below for Activity Token Fees). Single tokens will be available for purchase at the Registration Table.

VIP Foodie Family Ticket: $22

  • 4 Tokens for any activities of your choice
  • McCormick Spice

Class Sampler Package: $20

  • 4 Tokens for any activities of your choice


VIP Dinner Package: $32

  • 4 tokens for any activities of your choice
  • 2 Chipotle Burrito Gift Cards

Family Package: $40 (*best value)

  • 9 Tokens for any activities of your choice

The Bike-Your-Own Smoothie! (1 token): Hop on our Smoothie Bike and blend up a delicious and nutritious smoothie at our most popular activity! Get a workout and make a smoothie at the same time! What more could you want?

PB&J Banana Snack Attack (1 token): Make your own superfood peanut butter and jelly banana snacks topped with chia seeds, hemp hearts, sunflower seeds, dried blueberries and more! (Nut-Free options available too!)

DIY Giraffe Granola (1 token): This isn’t your average granola. We’re showing you how to add healthy, energy-packed ingredients to delicious granola base. You’ll even walk away with a delicious recipe to make again!

Astronaut Water (1 token): Get scientific and make your own blend of Astronaut Water with a variety of freeze dried fruits and fresh water. Hey parents, this is a delicious way to get your kids hydrated without all those sugary fruit drinks!


Towel Stamping & Decorate Your Own Bowl (3 tokens per activity): This is the perfect activity for those who love to create something out of nothing! And you get to take home a one-of-a-kind towel or decorative bowl for your kitchen.

Make Your Own Rainbow Pasta (2 tokens): Have you ever seen pink, blue or even green pasta?! Well now you will! With Color Garden’s all-natural food coloring we’re kneading up pasta in every color you can image. (Gluten-Free Options Available too!)

Easy-Peasy Chocolate-Avocado Pudding (2 tokens): Yes, you read that right! Chocolate-Avocado Pudding is a fresh twist on an old school classic. In this mini cooking demo, you’ll learn about why this pudding is so much healthier than pre-packaged ones.

kifoodie Boxes! (3 tokens): Our amazing sponsor will have kifoodie boxes available. These boxes are filled with fun snacks and ingredients for kids of all ages.

2017 Fit Kid Foodie Expo!

We had so much fun at the 2017 Fit Kid Foodie Expo!


Other Cooking Opportunities


National Competition (Live Event) April 28, 2018 (during Fit Kid Foodie Expo)

Along side the Fit Kid Foodie Expo is the 2018 Healthy Kids Cook-Off! Watch kids chefs Pre K-8th Grade compete for Healthiest Kid Chef in America! 


Friday, November 2, 2018

Every Kid Can Cook Day is our largest cooking class of the year. Through partnerships with schools, parents, after-school organizations, government and businesses, we’re showing kids (and the people that love them) how easy and fun it is to cook a simple recipe free from the top 8 common food allergies!

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