Learn how to recognise symptoms of anaphylaxis with this action sheet. Being anaphylaxis aware can make all the difference when every second counts.
If you’re up for doing more to support those with food allergies, here are some things to consider to create a more inclusive environment for those living with food allergies:
- Take their food allergy seriously and never dismiss or minimise their concerns about ingredients. Food allergies are not a choice. Just a trace of a food allergen can result in hospitalisation.
- Speak up for the food allergy community and/or spread awareness within your social and work circles. Our Instagram or Facebook channels provide a broader understanding of the challenges and frustration faced by those living with food allergies.
- Embrace inclusivity with empathy. There are thoughtful ways to extend dinner invitations that respect their dietary restrictions. Although, please do also show understanding if someone needs to cancel or change plans at very short notice. Dining out can be anxiety-inducing for people living with a food allergy, and it can be unpredictable and difficult to manage.
- Learn to recognise the signs of anaphylaxis and know what to do in an emergency. Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can rapidly occur after exposure to an allergen.