|NO ONE EATS ALONE is a nation-wide program organized by Beyond Differences, and its goal is to empower middle school students to change the school culture from one of social isolation (i.e. the feeling of being left out, lonely or invisible) to one of acceptance and inclusion (i.e. the feeling of being included, valued and accepted by their peers).
To support this student-led initiative not only for 6th - 8th graders, but also for all students in Fremont Unified School District (FUSD), we encourage all schools to get free resources backpack at http://www.nooneeatsalone.org/.
STEP 1: All students are invited to participate in the National No One Eats Alone Day on February 13, 2015, Friday, by inviting other students who are eating alone to join them at their lunch table. Suggestion for some of the table topics:
- Which would you choose? If you had to (e.g. Wear crazy socks or a crazy hat; Have a bag os Skittles or M&Ms; lose your arms or your legs...)
- Tell people how you got your name or nicknames.
- What if ? (e.g. You were an animal, what would you be and why? You could wish one thing to come true this year, what would it be?)
- Charades (e.g. animals, food, movies, books..)
STEP 2: To make the initiative more meaningful and impactful, we encourage schools to make every Friday "No One Eats Alone Friday". We would like to work with the district staff, city and community organizations, professional counselors, and school psychologists to provide trainings and guidance for students who wish to take the lead in developing inclusive behavior both in person and online.