Frequently Asked Questions
The Office of Sport support the view held by Anaphylaxis Australia that the term “nut free” should not be used. We have several processes to manage all special diets, particularly the top 11 allergens.
Yes. Our Centres cater for many types of allergies and diets, including gluten free.
We can provide a menu on request for parents needing to consult with their child’s dietician or doctor.
We can, within reason. Our priority is to provide special diets for medical conditions and religious beliefs. Fussy eaters will find a number of food choices each meal time.
This will vary depending on your child’s diet and medical condition. Our staff are trained to implement a number of strategies when preparing food to minimise cross contamination.
In some instances, such as a medical condition, yes. However, the form linked below will need to be completed and returned to the Centre before attending camp. (Parent Information & Indemnity Form – Food Brought In From Client (DOCX, 147.98 KB))
This will depend on your child’s allergies and medical condition. If they have severe allergies, it’s common for staff to set up a separate table for your child to eat at, but they will not be sitting alone.
Every Centre has a minimum of two EpiPens. Staff are trained in their use and also undertake refresher training.
We have steps in place to ensure your child’s dietary needs are looked after, from recording dietary information, explaining how their food is prepared and checking your child receives the specific meal prepared for them to encouraging them to tell us if they have any problems at any time during meals.
As an additional measure, children with food related anaphylaxis wear an identifying red wristband at all times during their stay. Contact the Centre to find out more.
We have a variety of lactose-free milks available, including soy. If your child has a preference, contact the Centre and our catering staff will endeavour to accommodate.
All special diet meals are similar in taste and quality to the standard meals.