Kathleen Parker doesn’t seem to realize that school lunch programs are more than a convenience for busy parents [“ Eating Obama’s lunch,” op-ed, June 1]. Part of the programs’ purpose is to provide nutritious food to children whose parents don’t have enough food at home to feed them, regardless of whether they have time to prepare it. Suggesting that the real problem with school lunches is that parents don’t prepare their children’s food at home is out of touch with reality.

Claire Weaver, Springfield