EON was established in 2005 by Caroline de Mori and Katrina Burton. The founders were inspired to act when, in 2005, the Telethon Institute of Child Health Research published its longitudinal study into Aboriginal Child Health that highlighed the extremely poor health conditions faced by Aboriginal children, particularly those in remote communities. At the time it was evident that the larger programs operating in the field were not making a sufficient impact on the problem. Caroline and Katrina felt a practical ‘grass-roots’ and community based approach was required.
Who We Are
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 EON Thriving Communities Program.
The Program has been delivered with great success in 24 Aboriginal communities in Western Australia and in 2018 EON commenced in 3 new communities on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. In 2019 we are commencing in 3 new communities in the Murchison region of WA and a further 9 communities in the Big Rivers Region of the NT.
We build edible gardens in remote Aboriginal 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.
EON is an incorporated body granted Deductible Gift Recipient Status by the Australian Taxation Office.
To make a lasting contribution in remote Aboriginal communities to the reduction of preventable and chronic disease caused by poor nutrition.
To grow in partnership with remote Aboriginal communities, edible gardens and practical healthy eating programs that sow the seeds of changing attitudes to nutrition for generations to come.