Understand Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis
Life Education partnered with Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) to produce this short video to educate children and young people on food allergy and anaphylaxis.
The star of the 2 minute video is Kate Neville, who has peanut, tree nut and pea allergy. Kate and her family were founding members of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia in 1993 and we are very grateful that she agreed to present for this video. She outlines:
What is an allergic reaction
Some things that can cause an allergic reaction
Medications for allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis)
How to be a good friend to someone with a food allergy
Important update to the Understand Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis video above: EpiPen® must be held in place for 3 seconds when it is used (this video shows it as 10 seconds – this is outdated information). Australians now have access to another Adrenalin Injector, Anapen® which should also be held in place for 3 seconds.
Tips from Kate Neville
Content updated April 2023