International FASD Awareness Day is on Thursday, September 9th. Looking for a quick and easy way of marking the day? Look no farther! Here are a couple of suggestions.

  • On the way home today or on your way to work tomorrow,  stop by the grocery store and pick up a few simple easy ingredients to make some non-alcoholic drinks for your co-workers and/or clients. Mocktails usually have a small number of ingredients, require some mixing, and voila! A piña colada? Mix up some coconut milk, crushed pineapple and pineapple juice. How about an Apple Bliss? Just some ice, apple cider, lemon juice and cranberry juice. Check out a previous post on mocktails for more recipe resources.
  • Print out this quiz on FASD and take it to a meeting or leave it in a prominent location in a waiting area for clients to pick up.
  • Download or print a few copies of 10 Fundamental components of FASD prevention from a women’s health determinants perspective from the CanFASD web site and share them with colleagues

For more ideas about honouring FASD Awareness Day, visit FAS World or check out the resource booklet for service providers on the Healthy Choices in Pregnancy web site.