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Food allergies when transitioning to school

Transitioning to school is an important milestone in the life of any parent and their children. As many of you may already know, it is an even bigger deal for parents of children who have a food allergy. In 2016, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia and Western Sydney University co-produced a short video to help parents of children with food allergies confidently...

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Be A M.A.T.E. and Make Allergy Treatment Easier Having a food allergy can impact on a child’s participation in school and other activities. With support, understanding, and education of children, parents/carers, and the wider school community, everyone can include children with food allergy and help to keep them safe. Anyone can Be a M.A.T.E. by following these...

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Preparing for Camp with Food Allergies

Thoroughly researched and written by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, our much loved ‘Preparing for Camp with Food Allergies’ has been transformed into an e-book, freely available for all to use! The book is a guide for parents, schools and camps. It is divided into three comprehensive sections packed with concise and easy-to-understand information on how...

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School Resources

School Resources On this page Best Practice Guidelines for anaphylaxis prevention and management in schools Curriculum Activities Presentations: Slide sets - are you allergy aware? Help Sheets - School Specific Approaching the management of...

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Examples of anaphylaxis risk minimisation strategies for schools

This document provides schools with examples of strategies to help reduce the risk of exposure to known allergens. It is recommended that the school decides which strategies in consultation with parents/guardians are appropriate for each student and includes these into individualised anaphylaxis care plans. Schools should also communicate the chosen risk minimisation...

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If you are having an allergic reaction follow advice on your ASCIA Action Plan.

If in doubt, give the Anapen® or EpiPen®.

Do not call us for emergency advice.

If you do not have an ASCIA Action Plan and/or an Anapen® or EpiPen® call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.