Food Allergy Week aims to raise awareness of food allergy including potentially fatal food allergies. During Food Allergy Week, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is calling on all Australians to unite to help increase awareness and share information on what we can do to improve safety for people who live with food allergies.
Australia has the highest incidence of food allergy in the world, and it’s growing at a rapid rate. We estimate that there are 800,000 Australians with a diagnosed food allergy, and many more undiagnosed. Food Allergy Week is an initiative of A&AA and is dedicated to promoting community understanding of food allergy to help protect those at risk.
Allergy Facts can help. During Food Allergy Week 2022 they will be highlighting how Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia can help those with food allergy, especially those who live in rural and remote Australia who have limited access to health care.
They have a telephone help line with trained health educators to talk you through your food allergy management questions and point you in the right direction for treatment (1300 728 000. You can also subscribe to the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia newsletter which updates on allergen related food recalls, research opportunities and more. Click here to subscribe.subscribe.
Reaching out for help early in your food allergy journey can help to make that journey smoother. We are here to listen and to give evidence-based information and advice. We know it is difficult but it is so much easier if you have help from people who understand.
How can you help?
We ask that members and friends share our Food Allergy Week resources through your social media networks, help to inform others, and raise awareness about everyday management of food allergy. You can also download our free resources to display and share in schools, workplaces and other community venues. You can download any resources you need here.