Campus Life

Food Services and Nutrition

Our mission is to guarantee that the school’s food services provide a range of affordable, fresh and nutritious food options through food safety practices, nutrition guidelines and perfect service.

The Food Services and Nutrition department works to develop and strengthen, through educational programs, healthy eating habits to ensure the physical and emotional growth of the ASFM community including students, faculty and staff; to achieve a healthy and successful life as stated in ASFM’s vision.


FACTS

Identify possible symptoms of type-2 diabetes

The number of children and young adults affected by type-2 diabetes is beginning to rise, particularly in Mexico. Research has shown that poor diet and a lack of exercise are key factors in the development of type-2 diabetes.

Take your child to the doctor if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Tiredness, fatigue
  • Hungry or thirsty a lot, even after eating
  • Slow healing of sores or cuts

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TIPS

Nutrition Tips

Three Reasons Why You Should Eat Fruit, Not Drink It

Fruit is healthy and fruit juice might seem as a fast and convenient way to drink your nutrients. However, fruit juice is not nutritionally equivalent to whole fruit.

These are three reason why you should try to cut down fruit juice intake and start chewing whole fruit:

  • Most juicing processes destroy a number of fruits’ beneficial compounds and antioxidants, it removes nearly all of the natural fiber.
  • Juice is not a low-calorie beverage. High intake of fruit juice has been linked to childhood obesity.
  • Fruit is a great source of fiber. Fiber will fill you up and slow down the sugar release into your bloodstream.

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RECIPES

Banana Oat Pancakes

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  • Peel bananas and combine them with eggs, oats, baking powder and salt.
  • Blend the mixture until it is smooth.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan. (If necessary heat a little bit of coconut oil)
  • Pour some mixture and cook it.
  • Flip it.
  • Serve with maple syrup and fresh fruit (optional).

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American School Foundation of Monterrey

Ave. Ignacio Morones Prieto No. 1500
Col. San Isidro
Santa Catarina, N.L. C.P. 66190, Mexico
ELEM: (+52) 81 5000-4400
MSHS: (+52) 81 8288-4400

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Accreditations

ASFM is a private, non-profit, independent, international day school providing a U.S.-type education to international and Mexican students.

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