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Pick it! Try it! Like it! Preserve it!

Originally written by Kimberly Cripps , former SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Field Specialist, with contributions by Megan Erickson, former SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist, and Hope Kleine, former SDSU Extension Health Education Field Specialist.

Pick it! Try it! Like it! Preserve it! materials are filled with tips for selecting, preparing, and preserving a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Colorful fact sheets, recipe cards, and educational videos provide educators and families with fun, engaging tools to enhance any dietary curriculum!

  • Classroom – The easy to read information and instructional videos are great tools to engage upper elementary school youth.
  • Home – Recipe cards are included for each fruit and vegetable.
  • Grocery Store/Farmers’ Markets – Display recipe cards in produce areas for consumer education. Shoppers can access these materials from anywhere with a smartphone.
  • Displays/Sampling – Demonstrators download instructions from a zipped folder of sampling instructions for use when setting up displays.
  • Community Programs – Used by local food councils in monthly promotions.
Hand grabbing a tomato from a basket of fresh garden vegetables.
A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables displayed on a countertop.

About the Program

Pick It, Try It, Like It was developed in partnership with SD Harvest of the Month. This resource is included in the USDA SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States. The toolkit is a compilation of evidence-based policy, systems, and environmental change tools for child care, school, community and family settings. Newly developed materials include traditional Native American produce.