You absolutely must read this news article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110411/us_yblog_thelookout/chicago-school-bans-homemade-lunches-the-latest-in-national-food-fight
I cannot believe a school would be so blatant to think they can dictate that parents must purchase their idea of a healthy lunch. Since when is white bread, canned fruit, processed cheese and strawberry milk healthy?
Even if the picture they show is only that, let me tell you that kids won't eat most of it anyway. My kids are savvy, they have brought me home packets of carrots and apples that were expired months before they were served at school! How can I be told there is nothing wrong with little wrinkled white coated carrots? GROSS!!
Breakfast at school: Waffles with syrup and sausage....how about cold cereal or a pastry, those are really healthy. For lunch lets have corn dogs and tater tots or how about cinnamon churro's?
I may not always serve a healthy lunch, but I do my best to pick good foods the kids like. When they tell me I can't pack a lunch or I have to buy school lunches, I will bring the kids home at lunch time!