My ds started kindergarten this year and there is no way he will get to eat school lunches. The vegetarian alternatives to the plethra of nasty meat dishes are: salad or peanutbutter and jelly sandwich. At least I know that my peanut butter does not include transfats, my jelly does not have corn syrup as an ingredient, and my bread is homemade. Plus, we really only send pbj no more than once a week because we prefer variety. Public school lunches are nasty!