This week, schools are taking part in “No One Eats Alone Day.”
We stopped by school number eight in Rochester where students were learning about social isolation, and the negative impact it can have on a student’s health and academic performance.
They are then encouraged to demonstrate inclusion by interacting and sitting with other kids at lunch who they don’t know.
“What we found out is social isolation leads to bullying, and it can also lead to school violence so by taking this first initial step it’s an effort to counteract all that.” Tom Julian, the regional director of marketing at Fidelis Care, said.
More than 2,500 schools and more than 1 million students are taking part, counteracting student isolation.