I'm sure this has been discussed many times, and i don't usually visit this part of the forums much but i was hoping to gather some advice, or at least some validation. DD10 and DS 8 buy a lunch most every day. We eat mostly organic at home and i do throw together a lunch for myself before i head to work but i have access to a fridge and microwave. They are on free lunch program so its definitely cheaper for them to buy. I work at 5 am so i cant ever pack them something hot. Their dad works full time and is in his senior year of school this year which dramatically cuts down his time to do lunches. DD is on swim team 3 days a week, and i like to make it to the gym during those times. Is it really so bad for them to eat a school lunch for a meal if they're eating well the rest of the day. I feel incredibly guilty for not packing a lunch but my DH and I are just so tired all the time that packing 2 more lunches and coming up with the budget for that much more food seems overwhelming currently. I have tried letting them make lunches but it seems like treats are always "accidentally" slipping in and healthful foods are being forgotten. I feel like I'm letting them down by not providing healthful lunches but they don't seem to mind and they get a salad bar and milk w/ no RBST every day. It's really the entrees that I'm worried about.