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July 23, 2013

In Our Opinion: Cheers


Those opportunities highlight another benefit of having the colleges in our area.


To New York being selected as one of the four pilot states to serve Greek-style yogurt in schools.

As Sen. Charles Schumer said, the state selection is an “excellent match.” It is the largest Greek yogurt producer in the nation, with companies such as Chobani. The program is designed to test the cost-effectiveness of purchasing Greek yogurt as part of the National School Lunch Program.

The selection is a boon to the state, dairy producers, and possibly local workers. Local students will also be offered another nutritious alternative during school meals.

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