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 highlighted 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.
EON operates in or has completed the Thriving Communities Program in 38 communities across WA and the NT. We currently deliver the program to 12 communities in WA across the Kimberley, Pilbara and Murchison regions; and 12 communities in the NT across Groote Eylandt and the Big Rivers Region. A number of communities in the West Kimberley have completed the program but continue to receive mentoring support.
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 through the reduction of preventable and chronic disease caused by poor nutrition.
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.