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049- zero alcohol for nine months

Each year, MOFAS participates in and sponsors dozens of events where women of all races, socioeconomic status, and in large and small communities across Minnesota can get accurate information on the danger of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. At these events, MOFAS staff and FASD Prevention Grantees share the 049 prevention message through fun SWAG like chapsticks, baby onesies, window clings and buttons that remind women that there is no safe level of alcohol during pregnancy. Find community events in your area that are promoting the 049 message here.

For more information on the FASD Prevention Grants contact Sarah Gilland at 651-917-2370 or


 Rethink Your Drink! by Minnesota State University

Rethink Your Drink – Mankato (Flyer PDF)

Rethink Your Drink is an interactive, “fair-style” event with a variety of fun and informative booths focused on 049. The different booths include: “What’s Your Sweet Spot,” “Calorie Match-Up,” “No-Booze Cruise,” “Swipe Left or Right,” “Drinko Plinko,” “Cups and Cops,” and a photo booth. This event is part of the MOFAS College Ambassador Program.

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Where: Preska Residence Hall Room 126, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 228 Wiecking Center, Mankato, MN 56001
Cost: Free for all students

For questions, contact Lori Marti.

spa day Spa Day – Burnsville (Flyer PDF)

As part of the FASD Prevention Grant, Dakota Child and Family Clinic is hosting a Spa Day for teenage girls who attend school in Burnsville. The Spa Day will include “spa treatment” with an educational focus aimed at early prevention. Participants will be able to do their make-up and nails as they learn about FASD and FASD prevention.

When: Saturday, April 29 2017
Time: 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: Dakota Child and Family Clinic, 2530 Horizon Dr., Burnsville, MN 55337
RSVP with your teacher for either the 1-2:30 slot or the 3-4:30 slot

For questions, contact Jenn Schorn.

Our Women’s Health – Granite Falls (Flyer PDF)

As part of the FASD Prevention Grant, Upper Sioux is hosting an intergenerational event focused on women’s health, prenatal health, and FASD prevention. Attendees will make prayer/ribbon skirts and hear a presentation from local midwife Autumn Cavender-Wilson. A meal will be provided.

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: USC Multipurpose Building, 5722 Travers Lane Granite Falls, MN

Please RSVP by Monday, May 1, 2017 with Linette or Melissa at 320-564-2360.

Community Baby Shower Community Baby Shower – Fairbault (Flyer PDF)

As part of the FASD Prevention Grant, the McKinley Early Childhood Center is hosting a Community Baby Shower on Saturday, May 6th! Everyone is welcome to attend, including new moms, soon-to-be moms, and those who plan to become moms later in life. There are two baby showers on this day: one from 9:00-10:30 a.m. that will include a Spanish interpreter, and another from 1:00-2:30 p.m. that will include a Somali interpreter. Come out and join the fun! There will be a special speaker, mocktails, and more.

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 9-10:30 a.m. (Includes Spanish interpreter) or 1-2:30 p.m. (Includes a Somali interpreter)
Where: McKinley Early Childhood Center, 930 4th Ave NW, Fairbault, MN 55021
Cost: Free

Register at 507-333-6460.

For questions, contact Holly Schoenbauer or 507-333-6460.

 Journey to Extra-Ordinary

 Journey to Extra-Ordinary – St Paul (Flyer PDF)

This event is funded by a MOFAS FASD Prevention Grant.

Join Model Cities on an extraordinary journey of learning, as you personally experience what may happen to a pregnant woman if she consumes alcohol during pregnancy. You will learn about “049,” the effects of alcohol on the fetus, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: Como Park, Dockside Restaurant, 1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55117
Cost: Free

For questions, contact Sophie Rodrigues or call 651-632-8342.

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