National No One Eats Alone Day
February 9, 2018
Take a look around your school. Have you ever noticed students that are alone on a daily basis? Some students feel that they do not belong anywhere or with anyone. They may carry the psychological and emotional burden of feeling “different” from everyone else. They may feel isolated and excluded, and they might even be targets of bullying.
Not much feels worse than the sense that one doesn’t belong anywhere or with anyone. Perhaps that’s you, or perhaps you’ve been there before…
A simple act of kindness such as inviting a lonely student to sit next to you at lunch can not only brighten someone’s day, it can save their life.
Together, we can transform our school into a welcoming place so that no one has to spend lunchtime alone.
Friday, February 9, 2018 is National No One Eats Alone Day.
Social isolation is an underlying issue to problems that students deal with on campus such as discrimination, bullying, and violence. Learn more about the effects of social isolation and what you can to promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion on your school campus—not just on #NoOneEatsAloneDay, but every day!
About National No One Eats Alone Day
National No One Eats Alone Day is a student-led movement that aims to reduce social isolation in schools by promoting kindness, acceptance and inclusion. The No One Eats Alone movement started in 2012 with Beyond Differences and a handful of middle school students. In 2018, students in over 2,000 schools across the nation are hosting lunchtime events to transform their campus into a welcoming place!
Go Social! Check out what schools across the nation are sharing on social media with these hashtags: #NoOneEatsAlone #NoOneEatsAloneDay #NOEA2018
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