Course overview

Food allergies are really serious and people with them can die. Did you know there are 14 major food allergies? Food allergens can cause life-threatening reactions and ailments in people that could be avoided by knowing what to look for. Allergens need to be mentioned on labels or menus, but if you are not aware of which foods they are in and they are given to a person with an allergy then this could cause serious risk which could leave them with physical and emotional trauma.

Learning objectives:

    • Understand the 14 most common food allergies
    • Spot allergen containing foods
    • Understand the different reactions associated with food allergies
    • Recognise the difference between mild and severe symptoms
    • Understand the seriousness of anaphylaxis and what to do in an emergency

    Course resources

    Complete the eModule to gain your certificate (subscription required).