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.
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.
The Allergy 250K website is ‘A hub for the 250,000 young Australians living with severe allergies’. It 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
NACE will develop hubs for allergy research, repository & discovery, evidence & translation and training & innovation. Goals are to tackle the debilitating health outcomes and costs of allergy; address the majority of recommendations from the Australian Government’s 2020 Walking the allergy tightrope report; and improve the lives of five million Australians living with allergy.
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.
31 August 2022:
In a major step towards addressing Australia’s allergy epidemic, the Hon. Ged Kearney MP, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, alongside allergy experts will launch two critical health organisations in Melbourne today.
8 August 2022:
Released today is a new food allergy training course for staff working with vulnerable people in a variety of care settings. These settings include aged care and other residential care, transitional care, respite care, rehabilitation care...
Do you have a child who attends before and after school care? Join us to learn how you can work with the before and after school service to have reasonable strategies in place to help keep your child safe and included.
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia (A&...
Why Australia needs a National Allergy Strategy:
Allergic diseases are among the fastest growing chronic conditions affecting approximately 1 in 5 Australians.
Allergic diseases include food, insect and drug allergies (including life-threatening severe aller...
13 June 2022:
Congratulations to Maria Said AM, Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy and CEO of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, for being awarded an Order of Australia.
Maria has been a Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy since it was l...
National Allergy Strategy Rationale
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.
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