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Cuomo Calls for NY Summit to Expand Yogurt Sales

Friday, August 03, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling farmers and manufacturers to a so-called yogurt summit to find ways the state can help increase New York's share of the growing trade.

The state will look at regulations and laws that could get in the way of farmers providing more milk and manufacturers making yogurt.

Cuomo made the announcement Thursday at a Greek-style yogurt plant being built in Batavia, near Rochester.

The yogurt summit will be in Albany Aug. 15.

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Richard Kahn, PhD, RD from NYC

A rapid way to increase yogurt consumption would be to add it to the WIC program's offerings. WIC, (The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children), a federal nutrition and nutrition education program serves about half the nation's low-income infants, about a quarter of the children under five and a high proportion of pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women. Yogurt is a rare food in that it is both popular and beneficial with calcium, essential minerals, protein and, ideally, with live cultures.

Aug. 03 2012 09:06 AM

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