Formerly known as MOFAS: Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Exciting News
from MOFAS

If you're looking for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) you have come to the right place. We have some exciting news about our organization. We have a new name! MOFAS has officially been renamed Proof Alliance. Our mission remains the same: to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure and to improve the quality of life for people living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Why PR%F

We now have the proof that prenatal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of brain injury in children. We have the proof that FASD is 100% preventable and people living with an FASD can reach 100% of their potential.

Why Alliance?

We seek to build powerful alliances with people with an FASD, their families, legislators, experts in the field, new partners, and community members to bring awareness, research, and services to this field.

What's Next?

Proof Alliance is rebranding, expanding, and we're moving! We have a new logo, website, and prevention campaign to help change the norms around drinking during pregnancy. And in May 2019 we will be moving to a stand-alone building. Proof Alliance commits to the people of Minnesota and we will continue to develop transformative programs to help Minnesotans impacted by FASD.

Alcohol-Free New Year’s Resolution

By: Alexa McIndoe, alexa@mofas.org

Mocktails (1) Ring in the new year with New Year’s Mocktails, great non-alcoholic alternatives for moms-to-be and non-drinkers. Make your New Year’s Resolution to not drink alcohol during pregnancy. Alcohol is extremely harmful to a developing fetus and can cause permanent brain damage. Try these mocktails and find other great mocktail recipes on our Pinterest page.

Top 3 myths of drinking during pregnancy:

  1. It’s not a big deal, it’s just one drink
  2. My doctor said it’s okay to drink from time to time
  3. My mom drank when she was pregnant and I’m fine

Remember 049- zero alcohol for nine months of pregnancy.

If you are struggling to quit drinking or need help to stay sober during pregnancy there are many supports for you.

 

mocktail champagne

White Grape Spritzer

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 part Cranberry Juice
  • 1 part Ginger Ale
  • A squeeze of lime

Directions

Combine ingredients and serve.

cranberry lime spritzer mocktail

Cranberry Lime Spritzer

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Cranberry Juice
  • 1 part Ginger Ale
  • A squeeze of lime

Directions:

Add ingredients and garnish with lime.

New Year's Mocktails

Non-Alcoholic Mimosas

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups ginger ale

Directions:

Combine orange juice and ginger ale. Pour into chilled champagne glasses.

cranberry raspberry spritz mocktail

Cranberry Raspberry Spritz

Serves 80

Ingredients:

  • 1- 12 – ounce package cranberries
  • 1- 12 – ounce package frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 water
  • Carbonated water or lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
  • Fresh raspberries and/or cranberries for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, cranberries and raspberries. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes until all the cranberries have popped. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Pass through a fine mesh sieve, pressing lightly on the fruit with the back of a large spoon. Do not press too hard or your syrup may become cloudy. Transfer syrup to a pitcher or bottle; cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Syrup may be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
  2. When ready to serve, place about 1 tablespoon of the chilled syrup in a champagne flute or wine glass and top with chilled carbonated water or carbonated lemon-lime beverage. Stir gently and garnish with fresh raspberries and/or cranberries threaded on a skewer, if desired. Makes about 5 cups syrup/80 servings.
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