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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The FAAN Walk Was Tons of Fun!

We had a great time at the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy in Ridgewood, NJ this year. Unfortunately my computer deleted all our fun photos that we wanted to share. We raised about $1,300.00, just $200 short of our goal, but still a great result. Thanks to all who donated and walked with us.

We also got to sample some goodies and met some interesting people. He are some of them:

Our local favorite baker Antoinette from Grandma's Kitchenhttp://www.grandmaskitchennj.com/default.asp
Divvies: http://www.divvies.com
Sunbutter:  http://www.sunbutter.com/
Home Free:  http://www.homefreetreats.com/
Enjoy Life: http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/
No Nut Nation had some really yummy brownies! http://nonutnation.com
Galaxy Products (a cheese alternative): http://www.galaxyfoods.com/galaxy-products/

There was someone there with lollie pops but I can't remember who they are. Sorry.

Besides food there were also some other support groups there, as well as some great products. One that was a favorite of mine was from The Allergic Traveler. It's a card with your allergies on it in English and in the language of the country you are traveling to.  This way you can clearly communicate what food allergies you or you child has. I love this idea!

AllerMates: www.Allermates.com
My Favorite magazine Allergic Living was there too.
AllerMates: www.Allermates.com

Support Groups in attendance:
Food Allergy & Asthma Support Group of North Jersey
Supportive Parents of Allergic Kids (SPOAK)

I'm sure I'm forgetting some other great people and products. I'll have to get Helen to add the ones I forgot.

Oh and the Next FAF meeting is on Nov. 16th at 7pm at the Pearl River Library. Our Guest is Jonathan Elias from ImmunoDiagnostics will be there to talk about his companies new peanut test. 


Hope to see you all at the next meeting.

Best,
Diane

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October Meeting!

The October Meeting for FAF Rockland will be Wednesday the 19th at the Pearl River Library at 7pm in the Pearl River Room.

Bring your favorite sweet treat ideas and recipes for Halloween!

Halloween Parade and Playdate

One of the Weschester FA Groups is hosting a FA safe Halloween event! Thanks Suzie for letting us know!


Sunday, October 23—Halloween Parade and Playdate
Atria Senior Living, Briarcliff Manor
1025 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY
(914) 923-4400
Join us for a food-free costume parade at Atria Senior Living in Briarcliff Manor; they were delighted to work with us to coordinate a safe Halloween event that would be both fun for the kids and the seniors.  There will be a space to change out of costumes afterwards (and use the bathroom), and then, weather permitting, we will go to the neighboring Briarcliff Park for the kids to play on the swings/in the sandbox/etc.  If the weather doesn’t hold out, feel free to reconvene at the very nearby Mrs. Greens at 9A and State Road, a place where even all of us can buy a safe snack for our kids!  I will provide goodie bags with some toys and individually wrapped top-8 free candies (They will make sure the labels are available to read) which they will hand over to the parents for double-checking.

Please RVSP. They need to give the facility a rough headcount of how many children will be participating.