Growing Healthier Communities

EON Foundation delivers a nutrition-focused, healthy lifestyle and disease prevention program- the EON Thriving Communities Program. We build edible gardens in remote Aboriginal schools and communities for a secure supply of fresh fruit and vegetables, and partner with them to deliver a hands-on gardening, nutrition education and cooking program. We provide training and local employment opportunities to build long-term, healthy lifestyle change in community.

The Way We Work

The core values that guide the way we work include:

Trust – we value and seek the trust of the communities with whom we work and the trust of our funding partners who enable our work;
Respect – for our program participants, our stakeholders and the Aboriginal culture;
Accountability – we do what we say we are going to do; and
Adaptability – we are practical and innovative in our approach, constantly striving for improvement.

Our Vision

To make a lasting contribution in remote Aboriginal communities through the reduction of preventable and chronic disease caused by poor nutrition.

Our Mission

In partnership with remote Aboriginal communities and using edible gardens as a tool, deliver programs with a focus on health, nutrition, education and training that change community attitudes to healthy living.

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Our Year In Numbers

During 2018/2019 EON Foundation delivered our Thriving Communities Program to:

24

Remote Communities

Gave

531

healthy eating classes

Made

381

community visits

Had

10,251

student interactions

Spent

712

days in community

With

1,162

community interactions

Prepared

5,347

nutritious meals

Travelled

199,138km

Delivered

501

edible garden classes

“THE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLY VOCAL IN THEIR LOVE FOR THE EON PROGRAM, STATING ‘I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE YOU TIM, I WANT TO BE A GARDENER’. THIS SORT OF PASSION DEVELOPS THROUGH STRONG RELATIONSHIPS AND THROUGH THE CONNECTIONS THE CHILDREN HAVE WITH THEIR LAND. WHAT A WONDERFUL THING, HEARING A CHILD SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR FUTURE POSSIBILITIES.”

– Teacher, Strelley Community School, Warralong.

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