Remember, they're not your kids any more; they belong to the state. You only get to borrow them on evenings and weekends. NC Civitas: State Inspectors Searching Children’s Lunch Boxes: “This Isn’t China, Is It?” I'm surpised NC Civitas didn't really comprehend what's actually behind this. It's budget: Compelling parents to participate in school lunch program by running up an involuntary tab for them: It's all about the money. And if the kids eat both lunches, no doubt the educational apparatchiks will be whining about obesity.