Posted at: 01/18/2013 3:58 AM
Updated at: 01/18/2013 5:15 AM
U.S._ Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. Hanna are trying to get Greek yogurt into schools, saying it is packed with healthy protein.
They are calling on the USDA to reclassify Greek yogurt as a source of protein under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate nutrition standards.
New York produces about 70-percent of the nation's $6 billion dollar Greek yogurt market. Greek yogurt has twice the protein of regular yogurt.