Governor Cuomo has joined the effort to try and get Greek yogurt onto students' lunch trays.
New York has applied for a pilot program being offered by the U-S Department of Agriculture that would test the cost-effectiveness of including Greek yogurt in school lunches. At the urging of US Senator Chuck Schumer, the USDA is experimenting with reclassifying the thicker style of yogurt. It would recognize its higher protein content, allowing schools to purchase smaller containers, while still meeting nutritional requirements. New York is the nation's largest producer of Greek yogurt and is home to Chobani in Chenango County.