Teens

Are you a teen with a food allergy and at risk of anaphylaxis?

Did you know that in Australia food allergy occurs in around 1 in 20 children and in about 1 in 70 adults?

Our website is here to help you manage your allergies while getting on with your life.

Get the facts on anaphylaxis; learn how to manage risks in difficult situations, like eating out or dating with food allergies.

Recent studies show that teens are the highest risk group for fatal, food triggered anaphylactic reactions.

Risks are sometimes hard to avoid, like when you’re trying to fit in or not stand out in a crowd.  But when it comes to anaphylaxis, even the smallest risk can potentially lead to a very serious allergic reaction.

New food allergy APP available

www.foodallergyxplained.com.au 

Watch Now Video Series

This is a dynamic resource for you, your friends, your family, your teachers and the community.

It’s a collection of short video clips dealing with common social situations faced by teens:

TAKE THE KIT

 

EpiPen

Note: Anapen is no longer available in Australia

Food Labels

Travelling

Note: Anapen is no longer available in Australia

Content updated January 2017

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