Laminate these signs, attach magnets to them (if you have a magnetic white board), and place in your classroom. Make a tag for each child with their name on it. Everyone starts out in the Absent list each morning. They then move their name to the place that shows whether they are hot or cold lunch. Anyone who is absent is still in the absent column. It makes for a nice graph that the kids can easily see and discuss. Plus it helps you take the attendance and lunch count to turn into the Food Service.
Choices are: Hot Lunch, Cold Lunch, Absent, Choice A, Choice B, Lunch Box, Menu, Salad Bar, or Lunch from Home. There are two blank pictures so you can hand write in something else that might fit your class.