Chobani Selected for USDA Pilot Program
7/26/2013 (Updated 10:43:12 PM)A company based in Chenango County will have their product be a part of nearly 31 million school lunches each month.
Chobani Greek yogurt was chosen for a United States Department of Agriculture pilot program set to start in September.
Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand as well Congressman Richard Hanna led the effort to bring the program to New York State. It will also take place in three other states.
The program will test the cost effectiveness of offering high protein Greek yogurt during lunch.
Compared to regular yogurt, Greek yogurt has twice the protein, less sodium and fewer carbohydrates.
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