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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MenuStat, a new website by the New York City Department of Health, allows users to compare the calorie counts of items between restaurants, over time. Screenshot of MenuStat.org hide caption

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