My DD (8) takes her lunch every day. She is in Year 3 now and I think has ordered from the canteen maybe 5 times. They have a good range of healthy options plus not so healthy, but she prefers a home packed lunch so i'm happy with that. Hoping DD2 (3) will be the same once she starts school. When I was in primary school, we were allowed to have a lunch order every Friday or 2nd Friday. At high school we were given money to take as well as lunch, usualy the lunch didnt get eaten and the money got spent on not so healthy options. Mind you the canteen back then didnt ahve the options that my daughters school canteen has today.