All about Allergens online training

All about Allergens: The next step for cooks and chefs online training website

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 in the food service industry and is presented using videos and interactive activities.

The All about Allergens online courses include useful resources, links, video information in the interactive activities.  The final units for each course includes a quiz, which on successful completion, allows participants to print or save as a PDF a unique certificate (with confirming QR code).


Hospital Resources

Food allergen management in hospitals

Resources to help hospitals and other institution type care to manage food allergies are have been developed and are now available.

These resources are designed to help hospitals and other institutional facilities 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. 


All about Allergens authorised officer resource hub

All about allergens resource hubThis 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. 

Authorised officers have the opportunity to help educate the food service and food manufacturing sectors about food allergen management.



2019 250K All phoneThe 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.

With a fun and cutting-edge look and feel, the 250K website was designed by young people for young people and now has a new section for young adults.

The 250K homepage now provides an option for young people to access the original school-aged teens site or a new site developed for young adults. 

The 250K school-aged teens site has been refreshed with a new homepage to make finding information easier. The young adult site has been created to allow young adults to access information particularly relevant to them. Topics include managing allergies at university and in the workplace, when travelling, when moving out, dating and when starting a family.

The 250K  school-aged teens site website is also supported by a slide set that schools will be able to access to help increase awareness about severe allergies.



Food allergy education website

food allergy education websiteThe new food allergy education website provides an information hub for people with food allergy, their families and friends. The website provides practical information about preparing food at home, eating out, choosing foods, traveling with food allergy, camps, hospital stays and how to report a reaction to packaged foods or foods when eating out.  The website also includes links to other credible resources and websites.




Nip Allergies in the BubThe Nip Allergies in the Bub website has been developed as part of the Food Allergy Prevention Project.

Alongside the online resources, face to face education of general practitioners, child maternal health nurses and pharmacists has been provided to inform and support health professionals. In preparation for the national roll-out, education sessions for general practitioners have been provided in most states.


Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

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)

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA)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)

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.



Content updated September 2020

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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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All about Allergens
All about Allergens
The next step for cooks and chefs
The next step for cooks and chefs
Authorised Officers Resources
All about Allergens AO
Food allergy prevention
e-training for health professionals
Food allergy prevention e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis
e-training for health professionals
Paediatric atopic dermatitis e-training for health professionals
Food Allergy Education
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Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
Food Allergy Aware - Hub
250K for teens and young adults
Nip Allergies in the Bub

Lead organisations

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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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