TWO MISSOURI SCHOOLS AND HOME STATE HEALTH PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL NO ONE EATS ALONE DAY

A positive prevention initiative designed to promote inclusion among students was celebrated this year virtually across two schools with the help of Home State Health. The schools included Scott County Central and Puxico R-8.   Representatives from Home State Health hosted the online events in honor of No One Eats Alone® Day, created by the nonprofit Beyond Differences™. More than 450 students participated in activities designed to teach them about social isolation and the negative impact it can have on health and academic performance. Students were able to participate in fun and engaging activities, paired with video demonstrations and promotional items for school staff to use with them. Social isolation affects millions of students and has been identified as a precursor to bullying, self-harm, and community violence. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, promoting mental health has gained increased importance, as students deal with the additional stressors from the pandemic and quarantining. Through No One Eats Alone, students have shown that if they are given the tools, they will stand up for others as empathetic and caring activists, not passive bystanders. 

These schools joined more than 2,500 schools across the country that celebrated No One Eats Alone Day. The initiative reached more than 1 million students in all 50 states. No One Eats Alone Day is sponsored by the Centene Charitable Foundation.   

 

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