Jay- I pay for my kids lunches, thank you very much. I am up every morning, getting my kids ready for school, myself ready for my full-time job AND college, AND helping my husband get ready for him job. It would be nice to have basic foods on the menu, so i didn't have to worry about getting a lunch together. I grew up on school lunches (that my parents paid for!) that were simple, basic, well balanced foods. That is the point.
Bridger- Do you EVER shut up? To a 5 yr old, Lemon Chicken IS sophisticated.
These kids are looking for chicken strips, green beans, milk, ect. BASIC!
The reality is this: there are many kids out there who look forward to the school lunch program because it is the only decent meal they can expect for the day. That is not their fault, and they should not be punished or cut off from it.
Way to go MaryB.