Melissa, some children don’t like the prepared schools at food. Some parents don’t either. Although the nutrional guidelines are set by the government. Take note, catsup is now a veggie not a condiment according to the gov’t guidelines.
Price is another factor. Lunches here in Milwaukee WI at the elementary level are $1.85 each. WOW.
I can pack a lunch for less than 1/4 of that. Something to factor.