Welcome Message

Welcome to Food Allergy Families of Rockland (FAF Rockland). We are a new support group in Rockland County NY, for families with children who suffer with food allergies. You don't have to be from Rockand to join! Check back with us to find out when FAF Rockland will host our first meeting.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hello everyone!

It's been a while but we are getting back into the swing of things this spring! With the rise of food allergy deaths and incidents, we wanted to have a meeting to talk about school safety. On a lighter note, we are really excited to share with you some baseball and new epinephrine injection news.

We also have joined Pinterest! The account has just been started so check back and follow our boards and find recipes, products and tips for living with food allergies!

The Food Allergy Families of Rockland will be meeting on May 6th at Nyack Library. On the agenda:

       * What is a 504 plan, and how to keep your child safe at school.
       * The Rockland Bouldersare holding another peanut free section game!
       * We will have some info to share on the new [Auvi-Q](http://www.auvi-q.com) (epinephrine injection).

Also our Facebookpage is getting really active. Check it out for links to products, articles and updates of anything that has to do with food allergies.

Important dates:
FAF Meeting
May 6th at The Nyack Library
59 S Broadway  Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 358-3370
7pm to 8.30

Peanut Free Baseball
Rockland Boulders vs Trois-Rivieres Aigles **Peanut Free Section**
Provident Bank Park
1 Provident Bank Park Dr.
Pomona, NY 10970
June 23rd @ 2pm

FAF Kids in the Peanut Free Section at the Rockland Boulders game last year!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Peanut Free Menu is up for the Rockland Boulders game!

We just got the ingredient list for Sunday's peanut control section Rockland Boulders game, here it is!

Holten Burgers- ground chuck beef, water, flavoring, & salt.
Sabrett Hot dogs-beef, water, salt, less than 2%: sorbitol, flavoring, potassium lactate, paprika, garlic powder, hickory smoke flavor, sodium diacetate, sodium erthorbate, & sodium nitrite.

Chicken-chicken with rib meat, water, isolated soy protein, less than 2% lecithin, modified tapioca starch, salt, carrageenan, and sodium phosphates.

Teriyaki-high fructose corn syrup, soy sauce(water, wheat, soybeans, salt), vinegar(distilled cider), sugar, pineapple concentrate, contains less than 2% of: modified food starch, salt, garlic, spice, onion, potassium sorbate, and sodium benzoate as preservatives, citric acid, & caramel color.
Ruffles Potato Chips

There is still time to get your tickets!

Tickets are $25 and includes a peanut free menu (see above)! Click on the link and follow the steps. The password is peanutfree. Hope to see you there!http://rc1.glitnirticketing.com/rcticket/web/gpcaptcha.php?refresh&ccsForm=Captcha

Batter up!
Diane, Helen & Jane

Monday, July 9, 2012

This Sunday, July 15th at 5:00pm,  the Rockland Boulders will have a peanut free sectional their game against the   New Jersey Jackals. Seats will be on the short porch where it's general seating. There will be picnic tables and room for the kids to move! There is a baseball giveaway for the 1st 1,000 kids 14 years or younger, plus the kids will get to run the bases! The tickets are $25 and that includes the food (peanut free of course). We are still waiting on the ingredient list to share in case of additional allergies.

Here is the link for the tickets. The password is peanutfree

Please join us for a safe night fun night out at the ball park!

Batter up!
Diane, Helen and Jane!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Come Meet Maureen From Udi's Gluten Free Foods!

We are excited to announce that Maureen from Udi's Gluten Free Foods will be joining us at our next meeting on Wednesday April 18. She will be telling us about Udi's gluten free products, and have some samples (which can include nut and dairy free as well).

We will also be talking about what events and activities that are available for our food allergic kids such as, the peanut free section at the July 15th Rockland Boulders Minor League baseball game! Click this link and follow the instructions to get your tickets for the peanut free section. You need the password peanutfree in order to get the tickets! It's $25 per person with a peanut free menu included!

The NY Mets are also having a peanut free suite for their Sunday, May 6th game at 1:10pm vs Arizona. They just told me one suite has already sold out! I will post the link when I get it form them. We went last year and it was worth every penny!

To meet Maureen and lean more about Udi's gluten free products, stop buy our next meeting On Wednesday April 18th,  at 7pm. The address is 18 Washington Ave. Nyack, NY 10960 (Dr. Zatz's office) 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Quick notes on this months meeting.

We had a productive meeting this month! Helen and Jane are working closely with the Rockland Boulders to set up a peanut free section at one of their games this season! They are so great to work with. Right now it looks like the game is tentatively set to be on Sunday July 15th against the New Jersey Jackals. We will need a minimum of 150 people. For around $30 a person, a peanut fee menu will be included. We will be working with them to ensure the menus is safe.  We may also have a separate entrance! This is not set in stone, but wanted to start spreading the word and seeing what the interest  level is.

If you are interested in attending please let us know and we will keep you updated!

Also we discussed having meeting every other month, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will be April 18th. The location still needs to be finalized.

Diane & Helen

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Next Food Allergy Families of Rockland Meeting!

Now that the holiday's are over and all the kids seem to be on the mend, we are ready to get back into the swing of things! The next Food Allergy Families of Rockland Meeting will be On Wednesday February 15, at 7:00pm at the Pearl River Library in the Pearl River Room. We have lots to catch up on and share.  We hope you can all make it.

See you next week!
Diane & Helen

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FAAN Walk photos not lost!

So As mentioned I thought the FAF Rockland Team photos were lost, but I found them! So here they are!
Co Founders Diane & Helen with our inspirations Cormac and Michael..

Team FAF Rockland!

Jim, Cormac & Diane

Dave, Michael, and Helen

Diane, Jim & Cormac

Enjoying safe his Divvies cookie!