Diagnosis and Testing of Adverse Food Reactions

When:  Oct 21, 2022 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)

Diagnosis and Testing of Adverse Food Reactions: What a Dietitian needs to know

This webinar is brought to you by the Dietitians Australia Adverse Food Reactions Interest Group (2022).

21 October 2022 at 12:00 - 1:00pm (Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne time, AEDT)
21 October 2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST) 
21 October 2022 at 11:30am - 12:30pm (ACDT)
21 October 2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am (AWST)

This webinar will cover how Adverse Food Reactions are diagnosed, appropriate evidence-based testing, as well as non evidence-based tests that your clients may present with.
Learning objectives: 

  • To outline the testing and diagnosis of different adverse food reactions 
  • To differentiate between evidence-based and non evidence-based tests that clients may present with
  • To appreciate that different types of adverse food reactions are diagnosed by different processes and healthcare professionals, and appreciate the role of the dietitian in supporting accurate diagnosis


Geraldine Van Oord is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist from Wollongong, NSW with a special interest in adverse food reactions. Since her family has food allergy, food intolerance and IBS, Geraldine has been inspired her to keep her private practice focused on managing these conditions. Additionally, she is an author for many gut health articles including a feature in the popular low FODMAP magazine, FODMAPPER, and has worked with FODMAP Friendly and other local businesses to run successful seminars on IBS and the low FODMAP diet to dietitians and the general public
Joanna Baker is a dietitian who loves food. Her passion for digestive health stems from a lifelong battle with IBS and food intolerance. She knows first-hand how debilitating this is to live with, but how dramatically quality of life can be once well managed. She now runs a small private practice in Melbourne where she works with an amazing team of dietitians who specialise in supporting clients to resolve digestive issues and make peace with food. In addition to this, Joanna also has experience in FODMAP testing and has presented around Australia and in the USA on the low FODMAP diet. Joanna has written for FODMAPPER magazine, healthy food guide magazine and Australian Gluten Free life. She is a committee member of the Adverse Food Reactions Interest Group with Dietitians Australia and sits on the advisory board for the Master of Dietetics program at Deakin University here in Melbourne.
Wendy Stuart-Smith has over 20 years’ experience in dietetics as a clinician, academic and researcher. In particular, she has significant experience in the management of irritable bowel syndrome and other food intolerances. Her research areas are nutrition education and management of adverse food reactions. She is currently a part time lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at the Australian Catholic University, whilst clinically investigating dietary interventions for irritable bowel syndrome. She is also passionate about investing in the next generation of dietitians and has mentored many new graduates either through their provisional APD year, or on an ad hoc basis and developed the resource for mentors currently in use by Dietitians Australia. She has been an NCPT champion and trains student in this process. She is currently the vice-convenor of the Adverse Food Reactions Interest Group.


This webinar content has been peer-reviewed.



This webinar is worth 1 CPD hour. CPD logs will be automatically updated in the days following the event. 


Webinar access details will be emailed to registrants on 20 October 2022. Session recording will be emailed to registrants in the days following the live webinar. 

DA Members: $25 | Non-Members: $35