I called my daughter's school districts main cafeteria lady. I told her that my daughter was diabetic, and she said that she could provide me with all the nutritional information, she just wanted to know if she should mail it to me, or send it to the school office where I could pick it up. Public school receive federal funding for lunches, and state they cannot discriminate or deny food due to race, age, gender or disability. Diabetes falls under the disability catagory for this situation. The schools can provide you with all the nutritional info if you just call. They don't want you claiming discrimination since they would lose their federal funding. Hopefully your head "lunch lady" will be as nice as the one I dealt with, but they had all the info to me the next day. Since most of the standard hot lunches have serving sizes they are required to measure (again due to federal funding), you will get a really good idea of the number of carbs per meal. I just write down on a piece of paper what my daughter has chosen, as they normally have 2 options, and the sides and drink, put the total number of carbs, and what the insulin doseage should be. Her secretary would help her dial up her shots, as we don't have a school nurse. Now that she is on the pump, she does her bg check before going to the lunch line, and has her pump giving the bolus as she is waiting for her food. The only time I have had problems is when we have a "cooks choice" around holidays or the end of the year, and I just call the school to get the info. The ladies in her cafeteria also have my phone number in case the menu changes (such as they didn't get a delivery) and they will call me and tell me that morning what the change is, and I will give them the new carb/insulin ratio, and they will get it to my daughter before she boluses.
I hope this helps!
Mom of Hannah dx 8/22/08, pumper as of 9/1/09