The Jimmy Little Foundation presents the Thumbs Up! website, where you can get all the stuff you need for the classroom. Songs, Videos, Wacky Facts, Interactive Games and Activity Sheets – just click through to your section and get started now!
Thumbs Up! Good tucker – Long life
Nutrition education and creative environment for children
The Thumbs Up! Schools Program is aimed at Indigenous children aged 5-16. A creative environment using music and new media workshops in schools and community concerts is employed to promote healthy eating education and information in partnership with local stores and local health services.
The aim is to encourage young Indigenous Australians to make better and healthier food choices particularly in regard to the drinking of adequate amounts of water daily instead of sweet sugar-laden drinks and also to promote the eating more fruit and vegetables as snacks rather than choosing “junk” foods.
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HOW WE DO IT?
Programs aimed specifically at Indigenous youth, informing them of the food choices required for a healthy life are in abundance but using a high-profile Indigenous role model like Dr. Jimmy Little AO who has lived with diabetes together with his young artists will help get the message through.
WHO ARE WE?
Five remote Arnhem Land communities were involved in the Thumbs Up! pilot in 2009, growing to 10 communities in 2010 and scheduled for 30 in 2011. Indigenous artists Shellie Morris and Allen Murphy joined Jimmy to deliver the Thumbs Up! message to many communities all over Australia.
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