All school lunch programs will soon be able to have Greek yogurt available for purchase in school cafeterias.

Greek Yogurt in School Cafeterias

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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.”

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