Food Allergy Week, 23-29 May 2021

Did you know that Australia has the highest incidence of food allergy in the world?

And it’s growing at a rapid rate.
 
Australia has the highest instance of food allergy.
With 650,000 Australians diagnosed with food allergy, many more remain undiagnosed.
 
Food Allergy Week encourages community understanding of food allergies to help protect those at risk.
 
While those food allergy need to take all reasonable steps to avoid their allergen/s, it is also important for the community to have a basic understanding of allergy to help keep those at risk safe.

We can all be allergy aware.
 
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, more Australians are dining out.
 
Food service venues are employing staff again and many of those staff may never have had training in food allergy. Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia encourages food service venue owners to train all new and returning food service staff using the free online food allergen management training - All About Allergens – available at: https://foodallergytraining.org.au
 
And with more people dining out, the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia has created a great resource for those living with food allergy to navigate the challenges of eating away from home.  Visit https://allergyfacts.org.au/eating-out-with-food-allergies
 
If you need assistance managing your food allergy or have other diet and nutritional needs, a Connect Health & Community dietitian can help you. 
 
For more information visit https://connecthealth.org.au/our-services-programs-groups/diet-nutrition/ or call us today on 03) 9575 5333.

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