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Media Coverage of No One Eats Alone

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2018 National No One Eats Alone Day

Daily Journal, May 1, 2018: NCMS students host 'No One Eats Alone'

The Herald (Sharon, PA), February 13, 2018: Seitz delivers inspiration to Brookfield students

Suffolk Times, February 12, 2018: Greenport kids participate in national event to ensure ‘No One Eats Alone’

Dubois County Herald (Jasper, Indiana), February 12, 2018: Program aims to make sure 'No One Eats Alone'

Springfield News Sun, February 11, 2018: Springfield school participates in No One Eats Alone Day

NBC Connecticut, February 10, 2018: New London Middle Schoolers Organize Lunch Where “No One Eats Alone”

Marin IJ, February 9, 2018: No One Eats Alone Day embraced at San Rafael school

East Bay Times, February 9, 2018: Students enjoy lunchtime activities on “National No One Eats Alone Day

MSN.com, February 9, 2018: On National 'No One Eats Alone Day,' Students Find Inclusion Food For Thought

KYTX-TV (CBS19 - E. Texas), February 9, 2018: East Texas school takes on National No One Eats Alone Day

WDTN (Springfield, OH), February 9, 2018: Local school participates in National No One Eats Alone Day

Canton Repository, February 9, 2018: No One Eats Alone at Lehman

WTVR-TV, February 8, 2018: Chesterfield students made sure no one ate alone today

Giving Compass, February 8, 2018: Beyond Differences Breaks Through Darkness Of Social Isolation

United Federation of Teachers, February 8, 2018: Manhattan Newsletter

North Fork Patch, February 7, 2018: No One Eats Alone Day' At Greenport Schools

MomTrends, February 7, 2018: Encourage Your Children to Include Everyone

BR Proud News, February 6, 2018: Students participate in "No One Eats Alone" for Anti-Bullying event

The Gazette, February 3, 2018: Societal issues of isolation, poverty addressed in school lunchrooms

KGUN9, February 2, 2018: Tucson school joins nationwide effort to end bullying

United Federation of Teachers, February 2, 2018: Bronx Newsletter

American Press, January 31, 2018: New initiative teaches elementary students to accept others

Santa Maria Times, February 2018: El Camino students declare 'No One Eats Alone' at Friday lunch

National Calendar 2018

Hometown Stations (Lima, OH), February 2018: St. Charles School celebrates No One Eats Alone Day

Andover Townsman, February 2018: West Middle to partake in national anti-bullying initiative

KIFI (Madison County, ID), February 2018: Madison County starts out with hello this week

WBTW (Myrtle Beach, SC), February 2018: No One Sits Alone Day Aims to Stop Bullying and Isolation in Local Schools

WPDE-TV (Horry County, SC), February 2018: Horry Scounty Schools Celebrate No One Eats Alone Day

WWAY (Horry County, SC), February 2018: No One Eats Alone school leaders and lawmakers work to fight bullying

KWCH-TV (Wichita), February 2018: Students Celebrate No One Eats Alone Day

Arizona Daily Star, February 2018: Gallego Intermediate celebrates No One Eats Alone Day

Star Beacon, February 2018: High School students connect with next generation

Register Guard, February 10, 2018: Cascade Middle School students mix up lunch seating to get to know each other as part of No One Eats Alone Day

Surfky.com, February 2018: Highland students participating in No One Eats Alone

Sentinel Enterprise, February 2018: Memorial students learn importance of kindness

WBTW-TV, February 2018: No One Sits Alone Day aims to stop bullying and isolation in local schools

KGBT (NBC 17 Bakersfield), February 2018: Students take part in No One Eats Alone Day


[VIDEO] Cleveland 19, February 7, 2017

Cleveland school participating in National No One Eats Alone Day

[VIDEO] Today Show, February 13, 2015

The Litchfiled County Times, April 13, 2017: No One Eats Alone Day Helps Students Feel Included

Houston Chronicle, March 10, 2017: Dear Abby: Program Encourages Students to Eat Together at Lunch

CBS News, February 10, 2017: More than 1,400 schools across the country make sure "No One Eats Alone"

San Jose Mercury News, February 10, 2017: No one eats lunch alone: Is inclusion becoming the new cool at school?

Marin Independent Journal, February 10, 2017: Students come together for National No One Eats Alone Day

Sun Herald, February 9, 2017 ‘No One Eats Alone’ at Coast middle school

WKRC Cincinnati, 2017: #NoOneEatsAloneDay: Pleasant Hill Academy students learning about "social isolation"

News 4 Tucson, 2017: Local middle school creates a "No One Eats Alone Day"

Knoxville Journal Express, 2017: Knoxville implementing "No One Eats Alone" program

Real Simple, 2016: This Event Aims to Make Sure No Middle Schooler Eats Alone

[VIDEO] KGO San Francisco, February 12, 2016

[VIDEO] WFAA Dallas, February 12, 2016

Chicago Tribune, Feb. 11, 2016: No child left behind at lunchtime is a worthy goal

WTNH, Feb. 8, 2016: National No One Eats Alone Day

The Davis Enterprise, Feb. 7, 2016: Inclusive Activities Planned at Montgomery

Huffington Post, Feb. 17, 2015: You Can Sit With Us: Teens Make Sure No One Has to Eat Alone

[VIDEO] ABC 7 News, Feb. 13, 2015: Eating alone discouraged at San Francisco School

[VIDEO] Richard French Live, Feb. 13, 2015: National No One Eats Alone Day: The Push To See That Every Child Is Included

The Lunch Tray, Feb. 13, 2015: Celebrating Valentine’s Day with “No One Eats Alone”

Marin Independent Journal, Feb. 13, 2015: ‘No One Eats Alone’ program targets lunchtime social isolation at schools

[VIDEO] Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Feb. 12, 2015: No One Eats Alone at Wilbur Wright

[VIDEO] WLWT Cincinnati, Feb. 12, 2015: Mason M.S. takes part in No One Eats Alone Day to help combat bullying

"This isn't going to be easy to forget because we don't usually have lunches like this!"

[VIDEO] C-SPAN, Feb. 13, 2015: Senator Chris Murphy Speaks about No One Eats Alone on the floor of the Senate

Oregonian, Feb. 12, 2015: Portland students join national No One Eats Alone Day to combat social isolation

"Isolation and bullying are two things kids face, especially in middle school," she said. "Many of them know what it feels like. This gives them the tools to help others who might be experiencing it for the first time."


Video from Beaumont Middle School in Portland, Oregon, Feb. 12, 2015:

[VIDEO] KOIN TV, Feb. 11, 2015: ‘No one eats alone’ aims to broaden friendships

[VIDEO] WDTN TV, Feb. 9, 2015: Students make sure ‘no one eats alone’ today

Daily Press, Feb. 10, 2015: EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: Newport News plans expanded summer school program in Southeast community


Chicago Now, Feb. 9, 2015: Valentine’s Day is a Good Time to Celebrate Friendship and Inclusion


Journal-News, Feb. 8, 2015: District to implement program to ensure ‘No One Eats Alone’

Chicago Tribune, Jan. 30, 2015: Beyond Differences asks kids to break bread with peers

"A beautiful program that urges kids to make sure none of their classmates eats lunch alone."


WNPR "All Things Considered", Connecticut Public Radio, Jan. 28, 2015

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KPIX 5 Interview with Beyond Differences' co-founder, Laura Talmus:



About.com: 12 Inspiring Stories of Teens Accomplishing Extraordinary Things

Rather than complain about bullying, a group of teens in Northern California decided to do something about it. They created Beyond Differences, an organization committed to reducing social isolation and eliminating bullying in middle schools.... Read More.


Radio Interview, KLIV-AM, Dec. 13, 2014


Radio Interview, KGO-AM, Dec. 13, 2014


Radio Interview, KCBS-AM, Oct. 26, 2012



San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 23, 2013: Be the One campaign targets kids, isolation

"We make a choice to include people, and we make a choice to exclude people," Superintendent Richard Carranza said at the campaign's launch at Aptos Middle School. "I want you to create a system, an environment where it's cool to include."


Beyond Chron, Sept. 26, 2013: Beyond Differences launches “Be the One” movement to end social isolation in SF middle schools

This week teens from Beyond Differences were joined by Mayor Ed Lee and Superintendent Carranza at Aptos Middle School to launch Be The One, a new initiative to combat social isolation in middle schools.


ABC 7 KGO-TV, Oct. 9, 2012: Anti-bullying program centered around lunchtime​

Marin Independent Journal​, Oct. 9, 2012: Marin schools initiative targets lunchtime social isolation