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Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis – a fact of life for many Australians

  • 26 May 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Via Zoom


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Webinar: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis – a fact of life for many Australians

Food Allergy Week (FAW) is an Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia initiative which was launched in May in 2003 to raise awareness of food allergy.

Join AIFST and Jodi Aiken from Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia as she shares insights on food allergy. She will be discussing:

  • What is allergy
  • Allergy Triggers
  • Increase in allergies
  • Anaphylaxis and its management
  • Food allergy fatalities
  • Food Allergen labelling
  • Food Recalls
  • Food packaging and allergens

About the presenter: Jodi Aiken – Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Jody works for Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) as a Health Management Educator. She has a B.App.Sci (Food and Nutrition) and a Master in Public Health.

Jody has been working in the area of Nutrition and Public Health for over 25 years. She has worked in research and health promotion with NSW Health and Healthy Kids School Canteen Association before joining A&AA in March 2016.

Jody has a special interest in allergies, as she has a child at risk of anaphylaxis to peanut and tree nut, as well as having a lifelong fish allergy herself.

In her role as Health Management Educator with A&AA, Jody advises people living with allergies and their carers on allergy management issues, writes newsletters, website content, social media posts and government submissions. She also liaises with food industry, government departments and other key stakeholders. She sits on the National Allergy Strategy steering and project committees. Jody is an associate member of Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and sits on the ASCIA anaphylaxis, dietitian and paediatric committees.

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