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.
Benefits of a high protein breakfastThere are many benefits in having a breakfast that is full of protein, whether it’s for kids going off to school or moms that are ready to take on the day. It’s important to incorporate lean protein to your daily breakfasts due to it’s ability to keep you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. Having a high protein breakfast helps increase satiety and helps fuel your metabolism, it also helps kids stay alert and active in school, it keeps them full of energy and prevents them from distracting themselves due to hunger.
Keep in mind it’s important to choose protein sources that don’t have excess fat.
Examples of lean protein choices:
Ways to get kids to eat more vegetablesIt’s common to find kids or even adults avoiding the vegetables on their plate but it’s important that we consume them frequently due to their benefits. Vegetables are packed with vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and help us maintain a healthy life.
So...how can we incorporate them into meals without noticing they’re in there?:
Banana Oat Muffins
Ingredients: (total servings: 12 muffins)