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Thumbs Up! Healthy Food Seal Program



The Thumbs Up! Food Seal Program is an initiative of the Jimmy Little Foundation that provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with information about healthy, nutritious food, and how to pick options that nurture inner health.

The Thumbs Up! Healthy Food Seal is a 'seal of approval' to help consumers identify foods and drinks that are healthy and good for them. Participating stores also display the Uncle Jimmy recipe of the month which provides healthy and easy meal options as an alternative to fast food and sugar-laden food choices.

The seal is an endorsement by Uncle Jimmy, backed by health research, governments and nutritionists to promise consumers good health when consumed in conjunction with an overall healthy diet.

The program has been adopted by all 15 Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation stores, as well as 25 Outback Stores across the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The Mai Wiru Regional Stores in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APYlands have also taken up the program, as well as six stores in Far North Queensland.

Abstract adapted from The Jimmy Little Foundation


The Jimmy Little Foundation
PO Box 3153
Asquith NSW 2077
Ph: (02) 9476 0074

Related publications

UncleJimmyThumbsUp (2013)

Ntaria - Uncle Jimmy & Milpa say.

: Jimmy Little Foundation

This educational music video aims to deliver the message of 'good tucker, long life', as well as teach children to keep their faces clean to help stop the spread of trachoma.

It was filmed in Ntaria in the Northern Territory and features local community members and trachoma mascot, Milpa the goanna.

It was produced by the Jimmy Little Foundation in collaboration with the University of Melbourne's Indigenous Eye Health Unit.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 12 July 2017
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