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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

Facts

Benefits of a high protein breakfast

There 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:

  • Egg whites
  • Protein powder
  • Turkey ham
  • Peanuts/ sugar free peanut butter
  • Skim milk
  • Low fat yogurt

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TIPS

Tips

Ways to get kids to eat more vegetables

It’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?:

  1. Mash up cauliflower or zucchini and add them to dishes that have sauces like pasta or soups. They go great in pastries, muffins and homemade bread.
  2. Add vegetables to smoothies and mix them with fruit so they still taste sweet.
  3. Experiment with vegetables, chop them into your dishes, mix them into soups and meat dishes.
  4. Add vegetables to popsicles using kale, carrots, beets or any vegetable of your choice. Mix them in with other ingredients and kids will never know they’re there.

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RECIPES

Banana Oat Muffins

RecipeIngredients: (total servings: 12 muffins)

  • 1 ½ cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed bananas

Preparation:
1. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly. Stir milk, oil and vanilla, Add the mashed banana, combine. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until combined.
3. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them.
4. Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 18 to 20 minutes.


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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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