Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home To encourage healthful eating, Chicago school doesn't allow kids to bring lunches or certain snacks from home and some parents, and many students, aren't fans of the policy 1. "Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?" the seventh-grader shouted to his lunch mates in Spanish and English. Dozens of hands flew in the air and fellow students shouted along: "We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch!" 2. At his public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home.Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices. 3. "While there is no formal policy, principals use common sense judgment based on their individual school environments," Monique Bond wrote in an email. 4. At Little Village, most students must take the meals served in the cafeteria or go hungry or both. During a recent visit to the school, dozens of students took the lunch but threw most of it in the garbage uneaten. 5. "This is such a fundamental infringement on parental responsibility," said J. Justin Wilson, a senior researcher at the Washington-based Center for Consumer Freedom, which is partially funded by the food industry. School's food is the only option for some kids - chicagotribune.com Dennis Prager's definition of liberalism: Good Intentions plus Coercion equals Solution. Can you deny it?