Health Professionals
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A small number of babies will still develop a food allergy even if common allergy causing foods are introduced before one year of age.

Information for Health Professionals

A range of resources have been developed by the National Allergy Strategy Food Allergy Prevention Project for health professionals with regards to food allergy prevention and optimising eczema management. These resources are available free of charge.

These and other resources that you may find useful are listed below.

Health professionals can order Nip allergies in the Bub bookmarks through Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia shop free of charge (including free postage), to give to their patients. Posters for display are also available free of charge.

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For Health Professionals

Food allergy prevention guidelines and training

RACGP podcasts

The following podcasts are freely available courtesy of the RACGP WA The Good GP program:

  • Episode 42 – Eczema
  • Episode 43 – Food allergy prevention

Anaphylaxis management training, action plans and guides

Food allergy training, action plans and guides

Eczema training, plans and guides

Eczema videos


SmartStartAllergy is an exciting collaboration between SmartVax (a program used to monitor vaccine safety) and the National Allergy Council. SmartStartAllergy uses the same SMS and smartphone technology as SmartVax in general practice. However, SmartStartAllergy has been created to help educate parents about introducing the common food allergens to babies and identify any allergic reactions to food.

Article 1: A new article which shows that SmartStartAllergy is effective in increasing parental introduction of peanut, was published in 2023 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: Global (JACI Global).

Article 2: An article about how SmartStartAllergy works, and the preliminary data collected by the National Allergy Council was published in 2019 in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). A podcast was also recorded by the MJA when the article was published.

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Content updated June 2023