Health Professionals
Smiling baby

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

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.

Health professionals can order bookmarks free of charge to give to their patients. Order Bookmarks

Additional resources that you may find useful are also listed below.

For Health Professionals

SmartStartAllergy

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

An article about how SmartStartAllergy works and the preliminary data collected by the National Allergy Strategy has recently been published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). A podcast was also recorded by the MJA when the article was published.

 

Download the article 
Listen to the podcast
Download the Flyer

Videos

Podcasts

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

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

Food allergy prevention

Eczema

Food allergy and anaphylaxis management

For Your Patients

This website includes information for parents about food allergy prevention and optimising eczema management. However, you may find it useful to view and/or share the patient resources listed below.