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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video above: EpiPen® must be held in place for 3 seconds when it is used (this video shows it as 10 seconds – this is outdated information).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

 do not share foodknow what friends are allergic to

wash hands after eating get help

Content updated April 2023


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.