The contract will be put out to bid for all Greek yogurt producers to compete.
After news in January that children in participating schools in New York, Tennessee, Idaho and Arizona had consumed $300,000-worth of Greek yogurt in the early pilot, Schumer urged the USDA to expand the program to additional states, the release said. Schumer said he has been working to make the protein-rich food a permanent part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Lunch Program, in part to benefit the largely New York-based Greek yogurt industry.
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