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Sugar substitutes

Sugar is available in multiple forms and some are marketed as better than others, however they all have the ability to cause tooth decay.

Read more on Teeth.org.au website

Avoiding Triggers - Headache Australia

Factors that trigger migraines vary. Identifying triggers are complicated by the fact that it often takes a combination to set off a migraine.

Read more on Migraine and Headache Australia website

Food Allergy or Intolerance? - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

 Many people think they are allergic to a food when in fact they are intolerant. Unlike food allergies, intolerances do not involve the body’s immune system. Slower in onset and not life threatening, food intolerance symptoms include headaches, bloating, wind, nausea, mouth ulcers or hives. Symptoms that occur several hours after a food is eaten are more often as a result of an intolerance or enzyme deficiency rather than a food allergy. A food allergy is not: The inability to dige

Read more on Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia website

Food labels & nutritional information | Raising Children Network

Nutritional information panels on food labels list energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates and sodium. These labels help you make healthy decisions about food.

Read more on raisingchildren.net.au website

Food allergy and packaged foods [250K — An allergy awareness project ]

List of ingredients often change, so be sure to read the label every time you buy packaged food. Check and respect the 'may contain' statements too.

Read more on National Allergy Strategy website

Food allergy versus food intolerance - MyDr.com.au

A food allergy is an immune response triggered by eating specific foods that cause certain well known symptoms to develop.

Read more on myDr website

Travelling with food allergy - Young Adults

Listen Travelling with food allergy Top Tips For Travel Take your own food on the plane

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ASCIA Dietary avoidance for food allergy FAQ - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Dietary Avoidance for Food Allergy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Packaged Food - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) works in collaboration with key stakeholders in the Australian food industry including Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and the Allergen Bureau. In 2002, A&AA welcomed the introduction of the Food Standards Code 1.2.3, requiring mandatory labelling of the top eight allergens, including peanut, tree nuts, egg, milk, sesame, fish, shellfish and soy. Those with Coeliac Disease welcomed th

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5 things you should know about food allergy - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

Are you or your children at risk of developing food allergy? 1.What is allergy? An allergy occurs when the body’s immune system overreacts to a normally harmless substance. Substances that can trigger an allergic reaction are called allergens. Allergens that trigger an allergic reaction may be in medication, the environment (eg pollens, grasses, moulds, dogs and cats) or in the food we eat. Individuals can have mild allergies or severe allergies. Up to 40% of Australian children are affected

Read more on Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia website

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