Food Service in Hospitals

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

The following 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. 

Food Allergen Management in Food Service: A Best Practice Guideline developed by Queensland Health in partnership with the National Allergy Strategy. 

 Food Allergen Management in Foodservice

Food allergy and intolerance policy template

nas FAFI policy template

Food allergy and intolerance audit tool template

nas FAAT template

Food allergy ingredient substitution tool  

nas IST template

Food Allergy and Intolerance Menu Assessment Tool

A Food Allergy and Intolerance Menu Assessment Tool for dietitians has been developed in partnership with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). This resource is freely available to DAA and ASCIA member dietitians from the member’s section of both the DAA and ASCIA websites.  Member login for the sites is required to access.

Food Allergy and Intolerance Menu Assessment Tool

Content updated September 2018

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.

National Allergy Strategy Websites

All about Allergens
All about Allergens

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Food Allergy Education
Food Allergy Education

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Nip Allergies in the Bub

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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 organisations for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | Teens and young adults | Food service | Drug allergy

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