Article: USDA adds Greek Yogurt to School Menus

There is good news on the horizon thanks in part to of all things, the U.S. government. USDA recently said it intends to make Greek yogurt a permanent part of its national school lunch program as a meat alternative beginning in September 2015. The news came after a 12-state pilot program involving Greek yogurt suppliers, such as Chobani, indicated protein-rich foods not only have nutritional value, but students show sufficient demand for protein-rich products such a Greek yogurt.

USDA will accept bids from potential Greek yogurt suppliers for the 2015-2016 school year. It will be interesting to see if Chobani’s involvement in the pilot program will give the company an advantage since it is already a top-selling Greek yogurt brand in the United States and often credited with being a leader in the Greek yogurt revolution.

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