Dietitians

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Resources for Dietitians | ASCIA Dietitians meetings and professional development  | ASCIA Dietitians ForumASCIA Dietitians Committee

Resources for Dietitians

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Information for patients, consumers and carers:
 
Information for health professionals:

National Allergy Strategy

  • Allergy Aware website www.allergyaware.org.au is an anaphylaxis resource hub for schools and children's education/care (CEC) services
  • Nip allergies in the Bub website preventallergies.org.au provides practical information about when and how to introduce the common food allergens to babies to help prevent food allergies. 
  • 250K school aged teen and young adult websites 250k.org.au provide practical information about how to manage food allergy including fun animations. 
  • Food allergy education website foodallergyeducation.org.au provides practical top line information about managing food allergies. 
  • Food allergy aware website www.foodallergyaware.org.au is a resource hub for food allergy management and links to resources from reputable organisations.  
  • Food allergy training website foodallergytraining.org.au hosts the All about Allergens online training which has been developed for all staff working in food service. 

Bookmarks for the National Allergy Strategy websites can be ordered free of charge from the Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia shop: https://allergyfacts.org.au/shop/nasr

Allergy & Anaphyalxis Australia  www.allergyfacts.org.au 

Allergy New Zealand www.allergy.org.nz 

ASCIA Dietitians Meetings and Professional Development

To review services and benefits of ASCIA Associate membership go to https://www.allergy.org.au/about-ascia/ascia-initiatives#p1

In addition, ASCIA Associate (Dietitian) members are invited to regular ASCIA Dietitians Zoom meetings.

Opportunities for upskilling dietitians include:

  • ASCIA Conference Nurses and Dietitians Day https://ascia2022.com/program.php
  • ASCIA e-training courses https://etraininghp.ascia.org.au/ 
  • ASCIA-Dietitians Australia (DA) Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL) Food Allergy and Intolerance Course for dietitians. The next course is scheduled for March 2023 in Melbourne. This course has been held three times, in September 2019 (Perth), March 2019 (Brisbane) and September 2018 (Canberra) 

ASCIA Dietitians' Forum

ASCIA Dietitians' Forum is available on the ASCIA website. To access the forum you must be logged in and then go to www.allergy.org.au/forum/index

The main role of the forum is to enhance communication between dietitians who are ASCIA Associate members, and provide opportunities for online discussions about current issues regarding food allergies.

The forum is moderated by the current Chair of the ASCIA Dietitians committee and representative on ASCIA Council, Kathy Beck.

ASCIA Dietitians' Committee

The purpose of the ASCIA Dietitians committee is to:

  • Develop evidence based guidelines for the management of food allergy and intolerance
  • Encourage practice based on this evidence amongst our colleague
  • Act as a resource for ASCIA regarding the nutritional management of food allergies and intolerance 

Content updated June 2022

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