The final version of a spending bill now before Congress would block or delay school lunch standards the USDA had proposed earlier this year, including limiting the use of potatoes, putting new restrictions on sodium and increasing the use of whole grains, reports the Associated Press. The bill also would allow tomato paste on pizzas to continue to count as a vegetable. USDA had wanted only a half-cup to count, which is less than what's on a serving of pizza.

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