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Schumer: Help bring Greek yogurt to schools
Politics, Schools

JOHNSTOWN (AP) - Sen. Charles Schumer wants to make it more affordable for public schools to serve Greek yogurt, a move he says would expose more students to the high-protein food and boost a flourishing New York business.
    
Schumer announced Monday, plans to send a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking that he modify the school lunch program to incorporate Greek yogurt as a high-protein meat alternative. Schumer says current nutritional standards do not treat Greek yogurt differently from traditional yogurt, despite the higher protein content and cost of Greek yogurt.
    
Schumer says a change in standards would make it easier for schools to purchase smaller, less costly servings of Greek yogurt.
    
Schumer promoted his case Monday in a visit to Fage in Johnstown.

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