According to this story from the Chicago Tribune public school students are barred from bringing lunches from home. This is to promote "healthy eating choices." Depicted in the article is an example of that choice -- a disgusting appearing "enchilada." The policy also may have a financial aspect: The article tells us that "The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch." No mention of the per lunch difference between fee received from The Government for each lunch and what the caterer receives. No wonder that enchilada looks gross. School vouchers, anyone?