Living with Anaphylaxis


My children, Samuel and Emily are the reason that I began the Allergy-Safe journey.

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Allergy-Safe Family Food

Allergy-Safe Family Food

Eight foods cause 90% of allergy problems: nuts, eggs, milk, soy, sesame seeds, wheat, fish and shellfish. A busy mum with two children who have food allergies, Suzanna Paxton has to avoid seven of those foods. Determined to cook one delicious meal for the whole family to enjoy , Suzanna started collecting suitable recipes. Allergy-Safe Family Food is the result. ...

About Food Allergies

About Food Allergies

Food allergies affect one in 20 children and one in 100 adults. (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, 2008) The incidence of food allergy continues to rise. The most severe allergic reaction is called anaphylaxis, or an anaphylactic response which can be life-threatening!

185 Easy Delicious Recipes

185 Easy Delicious Recipes

Even if your child doesn′t have an allergy‚ this book is a must for preparing food for play dates‚ parties or sleepovers. Recipes include everyone′s favourites like Shepherd′s Pie‚ Chicken Nuggets and Chocolate Fudge Slice plus innovative dishes such as Soda Bread Pizza Bases and Quick Fizzy Scones using lemonade.

Snack and Lunchbox Ideas

Snack and Lunchbox Ideas

The suggestions offered here for Allergy-Safe Family Food can be used for childcare, kindergarten or preschool, school, play dates, family outings or picnics. Remember, many of the recipes found earlier in this book are great for the lunchbox as well!

Allergy Management

Allergy Management

The key to managing any food allergy is avoiding the food plus all food products that contain even a small part of that allergy food. The Allergy-Safe Family Food guide provides information about alternative names for various foods and lists the food products they may be included in.

Shopping Guide for Allergy Safe Food

Shopping Guide for Allergy Safe Food

If you are adapting to an allergy-safe lifestyle, this shopping guide is for you. The Allergy-Safe Family Food shopping guide will assist to save you time when shopping, as there are so many product choices available.

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The main triggers that cause allergies are – food, insects and medication
  • In 2012, 1 in 10 Australian children and 2 in 100 adults will develop a food allergy
  • There is no cure for food allergies
  • Remember - No Adrenaline Auto-injector - Do not eat!
  • Allergies and anaphylaxis is on the increase, and in all ages
  • Anaphylaxis is the most severe allergic reaction and is life threatening. While death is rare, people can die without prompt and appropriate intervention
  • Population surveys indicate that 1 new case of anaphylaxis occurs for every 5-8,000 people, indicating 2500-4000 new cases, in Australia each year.
  • The most common trigger for anaphylaxis is food at 86%.
  • Fatal food anaphylaxis most often caused by peanuts (50-62%) and Tree nuts (15-30%)
  • Food allergies are more dangerous than food intolerance; they involve the bodies immune system and MUST be taken seriously
  • Be aware of allergy triggers and risks, manage and avoid triggers, know what to do in the event of an allergy reaction
  • Allergy Safe provides certified training courses for Asthma, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management.

Allergy Safe - Be Allergy Aware and Be Safe!




Asthma, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Courses

For Businesses and Organisations that Cater For or Care For Children!

Get the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness education and training you're business or organisation needs...

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For the Workplace

If you have an employee or colleague who is at risk of anaphylaxis get the training and education you need...

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For the Community

If you have a friend or relative who has an allergy and is at risk of anaphylaxis get the training and education you need...

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About the courses in Asthma, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Awareness & Management

• Accredited training courses
• Valid for 3 years
• Delivered & assessed by a licensed trainer
• Duration: each course requires 3 hours contact
• Pre-requisites - Nil

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Awarness Course:

• Recognition of allergy and anaphylaxis – scenario test
• Definitions - What is an allergy and anaphylaxis?
• Causes - What the common causes and triggers are.
• Signs & Symptoms - How to recognise when someone is having an allergic reaction.
• Care & Management - What to do when someone is experiencing and allergy reaction.
• Emergency Treatment - How to administer and EpiPen, the Adrenaline auto-injection.
• Be Prepared - How to avoid the triggers that may cause and allergic reaction.
• Legal Requirements – Risk identification and minimilisation.

Emergency Asthma Management Course:

This accredited course provides knowledge about the underlying causes of asthma, the triggers, recognition and treatment of an asthma attack and how to develop an asthma action plan. The course includes a core module, Asthma Awareness, and is run in conjunction with 4 target modules.

The four target modules are:

1. Asthma in Childcare: Once you have undertaken this course and module you are able to purchase a Bronchodilator Accreditation Number, to purchase and hold blue reliever medication for emergency use in your centre.
2. Asthma in Schools
3. Asthma in Sports
4. Asthma in the Workplace

Allergy-Safe’s training course’s are written and owned by the Asthma Foundation of Victoria.


Allergy & Anaphylaxis Training

• Recognition of allergy and anaphylaxis – scenario test
• Administer and EpiPen – scenario test
• Demonstrate sound knowledge of allergies and anaphylaxis – true/False test
• Complete a risk assessment in the workplace assignment within 6 weeks of participation.

Asthma Training 

• Recognition of asthma  signs & symptoms 
• Identification of equipment used in an asthma attack (spacer & blue reliever medication)
• Demonstration of the 4x4x4 Emergency Asthma First Aid Plan
• Cleaning and storage requirements for an Asthma Emergency Kit


Guest Speaking

Information Sessions attended at:

• Childcare Centers
• Pre-Schools/Kindergartens
• Schools
• Year 10, 11 and 12 secondary school students 

Every session is written to provide community specific information.

For instance; childcare centre - the number of children within centre, their specific allergies and how best to manage the risk related to that community; adolescent sessions are geared around safe choices, recognition, ownership and self managment of allergy, peer support and education.