Idaho, N.Y. lawmakers want to add Greek yogurt to school menus

01/17/2013 | Hill, The

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, lawmakers from New York and Idaho ask that Greek yogurt be classified as a protein so that it may be served to students at school. Currently, the food is not listed as a protein or yogurt by the Department of Agriculture. "A standard serving of Greek yogurt has more protein than an equivalent portion of beans, yet it is not included in the list of protein sources in current USDA nutrition materials, nor is it recognized as a type of yogurt on the dairy page," the lawmakers wrote.

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