All school lunch programs will soon be able to have Greek yogurt available for purchase in school cafeterias.
Senator Charles Schumer sponsored the measure, which is expected to boost consumption of Greek yogurt in New York state and across the country . New York is the largest producer of Greek Yogurt.
All school districts will be able to make the choice whether or not to carry the yogurt. It is a protein option, and has far less sugar than conventional yogurt
“USDA’s decision to include Greek yogurt permanently in their nationwide school lunch program is a nutritional benefit to our kids, an affordable option for local school boards and a boon to New York dairy farmers and yogurt producers,” Schumer said in a statement. “It will increase demand for Greek yogurt across the country, while at the same time providing another healthy food option in the lunchroom.”