One in five Australians live with allergic disease, ranging from chronic conditions such as hay fever, eczema and asthma, to potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis. Approximately 700,000 Australians have a diagnosed food allergy. A&AA provides support and advice to those who live with allergic disease, as well as those who care for them. Their helpline and online resources are particularly important to parents of children and infants who are diagnosed with allergies of some kind.
With so many Australians affected, A&AA also work with and lobby government, the food industry, health care professionals and teachers, to increase support for and awareness of the needs of consumers with allergy across the community.