Classify Greek yogurt as protein, lawmakers urge USDA

Coalition from N.Y., Idaho argue change could help school foodservice

Jan. 21—A coalition of New York and Idaho lawmakers called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to change its nutrition guidelines to include Greek yogurt as a source of protein.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Reps. Richard Hanna (D-N.Y.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) sent a letter Thursday to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging him to change USDA guidelines on the protein-packed food.