In my school, I need to turn in a salad count every morning to the cafeteria. It's easier for me to just have my students make their lunch choice as they come in in the morning- whether it's a hot lunch or salad from the cafeteria, or if they brought it from home. This also really helps with attendance in the mornings!
Do your students need to make their lunch choices each morning?
If so, what do you use for their lunch choices?