The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed new rules for school snacks promote healthier options, like the fruits and vegetables served in this Palo Alto, Calif., cafeteria. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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When times are tough, that prehistoric urge to splurge on high-calorie treats like M&Ms still kicks in. Daniel M.N. Turner/NPR hide caption

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More and more gluten-free beers are entering the marketplace. We asked a librarian with celiac disease for her list of favorites. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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The plating of Team USA's Irish beef dish was based on Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house. Courtesy of Bonjwing Lee hide caption

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For chef and restaurateur Jose Garces, watching football on television as a boy also meant snacking on his mother's homemade empanadas. Jason Varney/ hide caption

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Chicken Kiev made by Viacheslav Gribov, head chef at Kiev's Hotel Dnipro, comes with a small bone sticking out one end. If done properly, some of the butter inside will remain unmelted. Amy Guttman hide caption

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Hannari Tofu is the cutest chunk of soybean curd you're likely to encounter. He shows up on a range of plush merchandise. Satorare/Flickr hide caption

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