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Australian Government Department of Health


Managing your child’s food allergy in childcare services: Parent webinar

The National Allergy Strategy has partnered with Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia to deliver a series of webinars to help parents and guardians manage food allergies and the risk of anaphylaxis in children’s education and care services, primary and secondary schools and camps.

The first in the series is was “Managing your child’s food allergy in childcare services’ presented on Zoom on Wednesday 6 April 2022.

The webinar recording is available below along with 5 questions that were answered specifically during the webcast. There are also further written questions and answers available.  

The webinar covers:

  • Understanding the risks in children’s education and care (CEC) services
  • Key principles of the Best Practice Guidelines for anaphylaxis prevention and management in CEC services
  • What does it mean to be Allergy Aware?
  • Includes responses to participant questions by an expert panel comprising:
    • Dr Katie Frith (Paediatric allergy specialist)
    • Ms Maria Said (National Allergy Strategy Co-chair and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia CEO)
    • Dr Merryn Netting (Allergy dietitian)

Useful links

During the webinar, several CEC specific resources were referred to. These resources can all be found here

Content updated May 2022