What is Mix It Up at Lunch Day?

Just what is Mix It Up at Lunch Day?

A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance over a decade ago, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.

In our surveys, students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. So on one day—October 28 this school year—we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.



Mix It Up offers an array of free online resources designed to help school groups and classroom teachers explore the issue of social boundaries. These activities can be used as ice-breakers during the planning process, to get the group geared up for the event; or they can be used as classroom activities by teacher allies seeking to support the Mix It Up effort.

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Mix It Up Any Way You Can

Regardless of how, when or where your school does lunch, you can make Mix It Up happen!

Getting Students in the Mix

Want to ensure a successful Mix It Up at Lunch Day? Get your students involved!

You Can’t Mix It Up Alone

If you’re going to ask your students to mix it up, it’s only fair that you get out of your comfort zone and meet some new people too!

Get Ready for Mix It Up 2014!

Ready to create a welcoming environment at your school this year? Register for Mix It Up at Lunch Day and make it happen!