Pick Me!

October 20, 2010 – April 1, 2011, 3rd Floor Rosenberg Library

Choosing Juicy Fruits and Vegetables

A collaborative exhibition with the San Francisco Department of Public Health and San Francisco Unified School District

Making Good Choices for Better Health!
Two things we can do to be healthier and feel good are to eat more fruits
and vegetables, drink more water and less sweetened drinks!
Why does this make us feel good? Because fresh fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals, that give us energy and help us feel good!

Over the past two years the San Francisco Department of Public Health and
the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) came together to promote
these two messages in two campaigns, “Pick Me!” and “Rethink Your Drink.”

The “Pick Me!” Campaign
The “Pick Me!” Campaign, promotes that we “Choose Juicy Fruits and
Vegetables” instead of less healthy foods. Pick Me! means that when you go through the CCSF cafeteria or the grocery store you choose fresh produce–or better yet shop at a farmers market! Farmers markets have fruits and vegetables in season and grown nearby and they are cheaper, fresher and tastier too!  Next time you see an apple, a kiwi, an orange or a pear, think Pick Me!

The “Pick Me!” Campaign uses art by SFUSD students in bus posters, shown here. These were placed in all MUNI buses from February to May in 2009 and January to March in 2010 and also distributed to dozens of community programs.

These campaigns were developed by the San Francisco County Nutrition Action Plan (SF-CNAP) which brings together many programs that serve San Francisco residents.

Rethink Your Drink in San Francisco and the Bay Area
Do you know how much sugar you are getting from drinks? Did you know that tap water is one of the healthiest drinks you can put in your body? And it’s nearly FREE! It doesn’t have sugar which gives us energy quickly, but then we crash and lose our sense of well-being. When you “Rethink Your Drink” you help your health, your wallet and the planet!

This message is now promoted by Shape Up San Francisco and a collaborative of five other Bay Area Counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara and San Mateo) working together in the Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative (BANPAC).

Rethink Your Drink in SF Schools and the Community
We can switch from high sugar drinks and juice to refreshing drinks, using
Tap Water and Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs! Simple foods and drinks are good for us because they help us look and feel better and save money, too! The “Rethink Your Drink” Campaign will feature art work by SFUSD students in an upcomingset of bus posters to be released in 2011.  For more information on staying healthy in San Francisco, Nutrition Services, Shape Up San Francisco, BANPAC and others check out the list of resources below.

Find Great Resources in the Library!

Pick Me Selected RESOURCES

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