Managing your child's food allergy in outside school hours care
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 fifth in the series was “Managing your child's food allergy in outside school hours care” presented on Zoom on Wednesday 17 August 2022.
The webinar includes a short presentation from Dr Preeti Joshi, Paediatric Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist, and Sally Voukelatos, Health Management Educator, from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia.
The presentations are followed by a question and answer session.
The webinar recording is available below.
Managing your child's food allergy in outside school hours care - Full webinar
At what age do you think kids are old enough to carry their device with them in their bag? And how do we manage this issue of the OSHC service wanting to have one of the adrenaline injector devices left with them?
Are OSHC centers required to have general use adrenaline injectors, and do they have to have adrenaline injectors in different doses?
My son had an anaphylactic reaction recently at his childcare service. He is cow's milk allergic and they served him cheese containing cow's milk. How am I able to report this? Is this through the manner that Sally mentioned?
I think OSHC Services are a bit more challenging than other childcare services because you've got children coming from different schools and sometimes, they're bringing their own food. From a parent's perspectives that can be a little bit more challenging. Does this mean that parents educating their children is perhaps more important in this setting than it might be if they're attending a regular daycare service?
Content updated August 2022