The Senate did an end-about run and saved the potato on school lunch menus.

On Tuesday, the Senate adopted an amendment to the 2012 spending bill for the U.S. Department of Agriculture that prohibits the department from setting maximum limits on vegetable servings in school meal programs.

The USDA, under guidance from the Obama administration, had proposed limiting starchy vegetable servings to 1 cup per student per week.

Starchy vegetables include potatoes, lima beans and corn.