Changing Lives

Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up! is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the health outcomes of Indigenous Australians through music, education, and community engagement. The foundation was established by the late Jimmy Little, a renowned musician and actor, who was also a proud member of the Yorta Yorta people.

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An easy way of checking out how healthy a food product is before you buy.

We partnered with Menzies Health and The University of South Australia to create and develop a simple way to check if the food you are buying is Healthy. Get the Good Tucker App TODAY!

Good Tucker App

A great way to check out how healthy the food you buying is.

Healthy Recipes

Kukumbat gudwan daga is a cookbook full of healthy recipes

Teaching Resources

Some comprehensive resources for  teachers and healthy lifestyle facilitators.

We work across the nation
empowering local communities.

Community Engagement

Thumbs Up! employs a “Whole of Community” approach when working in remote communities working with local stakeholders and organisations.

Music Writing Workshops

The Thumbs Up! School Music Program is a multi-faceted nutrition and lifestyle eduction initiative designed to provide basic health information to Indigenous children.

Cookups and Events

The JLF THumbs Up! team, with the help of community members and stores, often put on a community cookup using recipes from the cookbook.

What people say about us

“The Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up! have done great work engaging our young people in what they have done in our communitiy and have informed them about eating healthy.”

Lala Rose

Joe – Aurukun Community Council