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 24 Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. We build edible gardens in remote 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 2012-2013, 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, 2012-2013
  • 1 in 30 (3%) of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children aged 0-14 years suffer hearing loss.

    National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2012-2013
  • 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, 2012-2013
  • 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, 2012-2013
  • In 2012-2013, 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, 2012-2013

EON Thriving Communities Program

The EON 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 remote communities and their schools to develop and grow large edible gardens to provide a secure, cheap supply of healthy fruit and vegetables. We deliver nutrition, cooking and hygiene education to 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.

Acknowledgement of country

EON Foundation acknowledges the Aboriginal people of the many traditional lands and language groups of Western Australia.

We acknowledge the wisdom of Aboriginal Elders both past and present and pay respect to Aboriginal communities of today.

EON Foundation apologises if this website contains images and voices of deceased persons.

WARNING:  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the content on this website may contain images and references to deceased persons which may cause sadness or distress.

Monitoring and Evaluation

EON takes Monitoring and Evaluation seriously and recently released its 2017 Monitoring and Evaluation Report. EON is proud of the survey results which show significant health and education impacts for children and adults.

EON Annual Report 2017

EON Annual Report 2017

EON LotteryWest Commercial

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

Education Materials

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