22:00 | 09.02.2018
Hamilton Elementary School and Health Net Celebrate National No One Eats Alone Day with Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz and Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs
Net, Inc. helped the students of Stockton’s Hamilton Elementary
School on Feb. 9, 2018, celebrate a positive prevention initiative that
promotes inclusion in middle schools.
Health Net hosted an assembly in honor of National No
One Eats Alone Day, created by the non-profit Beyond
Differences. More than 500 students participated in activities
teaching them about social isolation and the negative impact it can have
on students’ health and academic performance.
The nationwide initiative invests in today’s youth to positively impact
current and future communities. This year, Pro Football Hall of Famer
Anthony Muñoz and Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs joined as special
guests and connected with students to discuss important topics such as
bullying and self-esteem.
Students put the day’s lessons into action at lunchtime by sitting with
fellow students who they didn’t know, or who may have felt left out.
They were given ice breaker discussion topics to highlight their common
interests and backgrounds.
According to Carol Kim, vice president of Community Investments & Public
Affairs for Health Net, social isolation has been identified as a
precursor to bullying, self harm and community violence. She said
students have shown that, when they are given the appropriate tools,
they will stand up for others as empathetic and caring activists, not
“Social isolation is a preventable public health problem affecting
millions of children every day who suffer in silence,” said Laura
Talmus, co-founder and executive director of Beyond Differences. “We’ve
learned through teachers and families that No One Eats Alone is a
powerful step and positive initiative that can change the culture in
schools to be a more welcoming place for all.”
Hamilton Elementary School was one of more than 2,000 schools across the
country that celebrated No One Eats Alone Day. The initiative
reached more than 1 million students.
Other Health Net-supported No One Eats Alone Day events were held
at Sacramento’s H.W. Harkness Elementary School on February 8 and Isador
Cohen Elementary School on February 9.
About Health Net
Through its affiliates, Health
Net, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene
Corporation (NYSE: CNC), provides and administers health benefits
through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription
drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid and dual
eligible programs. Health Net also offers access to behavioral health,
substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed health
care products related to prescription drugs. For more information on
Health Net, please visit the company’s website at www.healthnet.com.
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