I went to a private elementary school, so I do not have much experience with the disgusting school lunches. All I have experienced was in high school. Next to the normal lunch line we had a variety of other windows for fast-food vendors. We had McDonalds, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Subway. And that's in addition to the soda and vending machines in the hallways. How's that for corporate infringement in the schools? Everyone liked the fast food better than what the school could offer, and so most people ate that. I don't have much of a problem with soda machines at the high-school level, but I echo others sentiments when I say that I don't think there should be soda machines at the elementary school level.
Like many government programs, the idea is great, but the implementation is horrible. There is quite a bit of funding out there, but instead of it going towards developing healthy eating habits at a young age in our kids, it is going towards developing unhealthy and disgusting food options. Think of THE CHILDREN!