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Module 8:Ā Allergy vs Intolerance

Module Details

The difference between an allergy and an intolerance can literally be the difference between life and death. While an intolerance can have a somewhat more relaxed approach, all allergies must be identified correctly and the allergen strictly avoided at all times. This module looks at the different approaches to allergies and intolerances, discusses how to safely manage food allergies ā€“ including with alternative foods ā€“ and maximise nutrition.

This module is presented as follows:
  • Nine videos (approx. 75 minutes in total)
  • Downloadable resources
  • Allergies and Intolerance quiz

Cost: $35Ā 

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What you will learn

Topics covered in Module 8 include:
  • Allergies vs intolerances
  • Allergies resources
  • Catering for allergies
  • Milk allergyĀ 
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Milk allergy vs lactose intoleranceĀ 
  • Egg allergyĀ 
  • Nut allergy


Within this module, youā€™ll be able to access the following fact sheets, templates, examples and other resources:

  • My Quality Improvement Plan
  • Allergy vs intolerance fact sheet
  • Lactose intolerance fact sheet
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At the completion of this module, you should be familiar with:

The difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance.
Strategies and tips for catering to those with food allergies and intolerances.
Online and other resources available to assist in catering for allergies and intolerances.
The difference between milk allergy and lactose intolerance.
The impact and safeguards around nut, egg, milk and other allergies.

Earn NPA Accreditation Certificates

When you have successfully completed the course you will be awarded with an accreditation certificate.

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