Greek yogurt is coming to a school cafeteria near you. Yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture added Chobani yogurt to its school lunch program. The company is headquartered in Norwich, New York.
Chobani’s nutrition director Robert Post calls the Greek yogurt “nutrient-intense”. The U.S. government apparently agrees. Under the new contract, Chobani will provide greek yogurt to schools nationwide starting this fall. The company is now part of the National School Lunch Program, which supplies food products and money to public and private schools. Schools that take program money have to serve lunches in line with nutrition guidelines. Greek yogurt got approved as a meat substitute under those guidelines in 2013.