Chobani yogurt has been selected as the yogurt of choice for the USDA’s pilot program.
The popular Greek yogurt will be served in school lunches in four different states, including New York, beginning in September.
If the pilot program is deemed successful, Greek yogurt could become a staple on the USDA Foods List for school meals.
New York State leads the country in Greek yogurt production, which occurs primarily in upstate New York. In the last five years, the state’s yogurt plants have more than doubled in number and production.
In addition to New York, Tennessee, Idaho, and Arizona will also participate in the pilot program.