New York state and Idaho lawmakers ask USDA to change its nutrition guides to include Greek yogurt as source of protein, says product has twice the protein as regular yogurt

LOS ANGELES , January 18, 2013 () – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been sent a letter by New York state and Idaho lawmakers asking the USDA to change its nutrition guides to include Greek yogurt as a source of protein, The Hill reported Jan. 17.

Under current USDA “MyPlate” guidelines, there is no differentiation between traditional yogurt and Greek yogurt despite Greek yogurt having twice the protein, the lawmakers said in the letter.

The primary source of this article is The Hill, Washington, D.C., on Jan. 17, 2013. 

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