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

What is lycopene and why should you incorporate it into your meals?

Lycopene

Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that gives many fruits and vegetables their “red” color, especially tomatoes. Its powerful antioxidant actions are effective in maintaining the strength of cell membranes which are responsible for allowing good nutrients in and prevent toxins from entering the cells. Strong healthy cell membranes are vital in the prevention of many diseases.

However, for your body to benefit from it, you need to eat enough of the foods containing lycopene. The fruits and vegetables that are great sources of this substance can easily be added to your daily health regimen. The following are some foods that contain high concentration of lycopene:

● Tomatoes
● Pink Grapefruits
● Pink Guava
● Watermelon
● Papaya


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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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Ave. Ignacio Morones Prieto No. 1500
Col. San Isidro
Santa Catarina, N.L. C.P. 66190, Mexico
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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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