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All about Allergens online training

The All about Allergens online training provides access to food service training that is fast, easy and free. The free comprehensive training program provides need to know information relevant for those working in food service and is presented using videos and interactive activities.

All about Allergens resource hub

All about Allergens resource hub

These resources are designed to help those working in food service to manage food allergy. They are designed to be used together to provide a complete resource kit for food allergen management. They can be freely downloaded and adapted for individual sites. 

250K

The 250K website - ‘250K – A hub for the 250,000 young Australians living with severe allergies’ - aims to provide age-appropriate information and resources to assist young people who are living with severe allergies, and to help them to feel more connected with other teens and young adults going through similar experiences in a fun but informative way.

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Allergy Aware

Support for schools and children’s education and care services to prevent and manage anaphylaxis.

The site hosts links to national, state and territory existing legislation, procedures and guidelines which schools and CEC services are required to be compliant with.

 

Nip allergies in the Bub

The Nip Allergies in the Bub website provides practical information about how and when to introduce the common allergy causing foods as well as how to optimise eczema management, for food allergy prevention.

The website has practical information for parents as well as a section for health professionals.

Food Allergy Aware resource hub

The food allergy aware website provides a resource hub for food allergy management. Information for food service, schools, ECEC services, health professionals and the general community are available. The site includes food allergy resources developed by the National Allergy Strategy, ASCIA, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and other credible, evidence based organisations.

All about Allergens authorised officer resource hub

This hub provides an overview of the legislative context for food allergens in food service and manufacturing and also information to assist authorised officers to help to improve practises around food allergen management. 

Food Allergy Week

Food allergy week is an initiative of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia. Food allergy week aims to raise awareness of food allergy in an effort to promote understanding and ultimately to help to protect those at risk.

Lead Organisations

Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

ASCIA is the peak professional body of clinical immunology and allergy in Australia and New Zealand. 

ASCIA promotes and advances the study and knowledge of immune and allergic diseases, including asthma.

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA)

A&AA is the peak national patient support organisation for allergy. A&AA is a charitable, not for profit organisation, which aims to improve awareness of allergy and anaphylaxis in the Australian community, by sharing current information, education, advocacy, research, guidance and support. 

Other Organisations

Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA)

AIFA is dedicated to funding medical research and raising public awareness of allergy and other disorders of the human immune system. These include allergy, asthma, and immune diseases such as primary immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases.

Centre for Food & Allergy Research

CFAR is an Australia-wide collaboration of researchers and clinicians working in paediatric food allergy. The CFAR team includes researchers across the country working towards the prevention, treatment and management of food allergy.

Content updated February 2021

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Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.

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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the leading medical organisation for allergy in Australia. 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is the leading patient support organisation for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model

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