Book a Food Allergy Awareness Session

Effective food allergy management starts with education. By booking a food allergy awareness session, you’re taking real steps in meeting your duty of care, in the classroom and in the playground. Food allergies in kids can be frightening for classmates and teachers. Our sessions are specially designed to raise food allergy awareness in the classroom and get kids practising safe prevention strategies. They’re also plenty of fun! By educating kids on the risks, your child care centre, kindy or school not only becomes a safer place, it becomes more inclusive for kids with food allergies.

Childcare allergy sessionsChild Care — what we cover in our food allergy awareness sessions:

  • One in 10 infants have allergies, we discuss the kinds of food allergies or other allergies people may have
  • We talk about the most common allergens
  • We help kids become ‘Food Allergy Smart’ and to change their habits
  • We discuss symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • The importance of having an EpiPen close by
  • We explain why we wash hands and do not share food at kindy and school
  • We talk about ways we can help our friends with allergies by including them and informing a teacher if they are sick
  • Every child receives a certificate for attending our food allergy session.
  • We read two stories and have craft for younger children available
  • Childcare services receive our Allergy Poster Pack

 

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School: Prep to Grade 3 — food allergy awareness

Allergy Education for Schools & ChildcareWhat we cover in our sessions:

  • One in 10 infants have allergies, we discuss the kinds of food allergies or environmental allergens
  • We help students to become ‘Food Allergy Smart’
  • We talk about the most common allergens
  • We discuss symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • The importance of having an EpiPen close by
  • We explain why we wash hands and do not share food at school
  • We talk about ways we can help our friends with allergies by including them and informing a teacher if they are sick
  • We get students talking about food allergy prevention and management
  • Every student receives a certificate for attending our food allergy session
  • We read two stories and have classroom activities available
  • The school receives our Allergy Poster Pack to increase awareness at school

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Library visits — allergy awareness

Library allergy talk

Come and join us for ‘Storytime’! Meet the author and the real Thai and Rabbie. A fun session of storytelling and craft for pre-schoolers. Our story time sessions raise food allergy awareness in a fun and friendly way. These allergy awareness sessions are ideal for playgroups and mother’s groups, and for any kid who loves to have fun!
Libraries can book an author visit. Why not request a food allergy awareness session at your local library? For bookings and availability:

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What’s Happening in 2018?

Food Allergy SMART Program

February 2018

Brisbane 1 – 15

Sunshine Coast 1 – 15                                                                           

Sydney 19 – 23

March 2018

Melbourne 5 – 9

Adelaide 19 – 23

May 2018

Sydney 12 – 26    Sorry, these events are fully booked!     

Thai on Tour 21 – 25    Sorry, these events are fully booked!     

The real Thai advocates for allergy awareness

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AUGUST 2018

New Zealand  18 – 25

OCTOBER 2018

Melbourne 15 – 19  Sorry, these events are fully booked! 

NOVEMBER 2018                                                                        

Sydney – 5 – 9 Sorry, these events are fully booked!   

Food Allergy SMART Program

Join our Food Allergy SMART Program

What’s Happening in 2019?

Would you like YOUR school to be part of the Food Allergy Smart Program in 2019?

To arrange for My Food Allergy Friends to visit your school or centre please request more information and one of our team

will get in touch with you. An essential program that every school should sign up for.

February 2019

Brisbane 1 – 14

Sunshine Coast 1 – 14                                                                           

Sydney 18 – 23

March 2019

Melbourne 16 – 23

April 2019

Perth    1 – 6

May 2019

Sydney    11 – 17

Sydney – Thai on Tour 20 – 25   

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Past Events

Let’s Talk Anaphylaxis Campaign

February 14 – May 28

Let's Talk Anaphylaxis

 

As part of this project we are releasing a new book covering an anaphylactic reaction, we are designing a new page on our website call Anaphylaxis, along with heaps of information and links. We also want to hear real life stories, from our Food Allergy Friends. Here’s where you can help. If you or your child would like to either share your anaphylaxis story or be part of our Let’s Talk Anaphylaxis videos, get filming and writing now.

To find out how you can share YOUR story, please contact us so we can send you more information.

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February 14th

Book Release 

Thai's First Ambulance Ride - anaphylaxis explained

Thai’s First Ambulance Ride – Covering Thai’s first anaphylactic reaction

This book is a must for any parent as an educational resource to aid allergy education and explain anaphylaxis. Often we talk about the steps we take to stop us having an allergic reaction, but once accidental exposure has happened children also need reassurance of what happens next.

ORDER HERE

Media Enquiries

All media enquiries to contact author Jackie Nevard. Would you like to host a book launch in your community, business or school?

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Sydney – October

30 October – 3 November 

Allergy Events for Children

Allergy events for childcare centres and schools

By educating kids about food allergies and ways to be food allergy smart, your child care centre, kindy or school not only becomes a safer place, it becomes more inclusive for kids with food allergies. These sessions are aimed at children between the ages of 3 -5 or our school events prep – grade 3. Contact us now to make a booking.

click here to make a booking   Sorry, events are fully booked

 

Caring for Children with Food allergies - gold coast

Caring for Children with Food Allergies – Gold Coast

Do you care for a child with a food allergy? We would love you to join us at this FREE event to be held at Nerang Library  Thursday 4 May – 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Join Jackie Nevard from My Food Allergy Friends for this information evening aimed at anyone who cares for children with food allergies. Parents, family, friends, childcare educators and teachers are all encouraged to attend. Receive practical tips for living with allergies and we will be raising awareness for EGIDs and EoE too! Sarah from ausEE will be a guest speaker,
Bookings can be made online through the library.

 

Allergy Week – 14 – 20 May 2017

Allergy Week 2017 0 awareness sessions

These sessions are aimed at children between the ages of 3 -5 or our school events prep – grade 3.

 

SORRY, EVENTS ARE FULLY BOOKED

2016

be food allergy smart oct 2016

Exciting news! Due to popular demand I have released new dates for our allergy sessions in Sydney. These sessions are aimed at children between

the ages of 3 -5 or our school events prep – grade 3.

click here to make a booking   SORRY, OCTOBER EVENTS ARE FULLY BOOKED

Event Reviews

review

Thank you for yesterday the children enjoyed it very much and I was told that information during the talk was very informative.  – Michaela 2016

review

Thank you for your visit on Friday the children enjoyed learning about allergies and helping their friends. it was great to see the children telling their parents on pick up what they had learnt in the class. – Kylie 2016