The National Allergy Strategy has launched the national roll out of the Food Allergy Prevention Project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. The project aims to implement the ASCIA guidelines for infant feeding and allergy prevention.
The Nip allergies in the Bub website (www.preventallergies.org.au) has been developed as part of the Food Allergy Prevention Project and this website along with other resources have been piloted over the past year in Western Australia. Feedback about the resources has been collected and improvements made to the resources where required.
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.
For more information about the project and the resources available, visit www.nationalallergystrategy.org.au