EON Thriving Communities Program

Founded in 2005, EON is a WA based not-for-profit organisation that delivers a food and nutrition focused healthy lifestyle and disease prevention program. The Program is now established and proven in 16 Indigenous communities in Western Australia. We build edible gardens in remote Indigenous schools and communities for a secure supply of fresh food, and partner with them to deliver a hands-on practical gardening, nutrition education, cooking and hygiene program.
  • In 2012-13, 8.6% of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people aged 2 years and over were reported to have diabetes/high sugar levels.

    National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2012-1013
  • More than one in five (22%) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were living in a household where someone went without food when the household ran out of food compared with less than one in twenty (3.7%) in the non-Indigenous population.

    National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2012-1013
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote areas were more likely than those in non-remote areas to be living in a household that had run out of food and couldn’t afford to buy more (31% compared with 20%).

    National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2012-1013
  • 1 in 30 (3%) of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children aged 0-14 years suffer hearing loss.

    National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2012-1013
  • In 2012-13, only 1 in 6 (15.7%) of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children aged 2-14 years met the guidelines for daily vegetable intake.

    National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2012-1013

EON Thriving Communities Program

EON’s Thriving Communities Program is an early intervention nutrition-based healthy lifestyle and disease prevention program. It is practical and holistic. EON works in partnership with communities and their schools to develop and grow large edible gardens to provide a secure cheap supply of healthy vegetables and fruit. We deliver nutrition, cooking and hygiene education, to the school children as part of their regular school timetable, and to adult community members through practical workshops. Sustainability is vital, so we also provide horticultural training and job opportunities. We walk alongside the school and community for five years to ensure sustainability.

Grow ‘Em Up Fund

Grow-img2EON has established the Grow ‘Em Up Fund to raise $5m in 5 years with the aim to ensure that Indigenous children in remote communities no longer suffer third world health problems in a first world economy training and job opportunities. We walk alongside the school and community for five years to ensure sustainability.

EON Annual Report 2014

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EON LotteryWest Commercial

As a part of Lotterywest’s 80th birthday celebration, Lotterywest have chosen EON as one of 11 organisations to highlight the community impact that Lotterywest grants have and promote these organisations.
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