When it comes to salty french fries or pizza served at lunch, schools may get more time to dial back sodium content, thanks to a provision in the federal spending bill headed for a vote on Capitol Hill. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Americans are dining out less and eating at home more, new government research shows. This may mean more family dinners, like this one at the Brown-Spencer home in Mechanicsville, Va. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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The barons wanted King John to stop seizing their grain. The fish weirs had to go, too. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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The new nutrition standards will replace school lunch dishes like pizza sticks with salad. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Pizza for sale at a Chicago public school. Under a House spending bill, this would still count as a vegetable serving — without extra sauce. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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