ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – The State Senate has passed legislation that would make yogurt the official snack of New York State.
The bill was sponsored by State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, who was inspired by a letter from a fourth grade Byron-Bergen student, Craig Schroth.
“Yogurt is not only a delicious, healthy treat; it is also an economic driver for many communities in New York, with yogurt manufacturers located all across the State-from Western New York to Long Island. That is why yogurt is such a suitable choice to be New York’s State snack,” said Ranzenhofer.
The legislation now moves on to the State Assembly.
Other official state symbols include:
- Beverage: 2% Milk
- Muffin: Apple Muffin
- Fruit: Apple
- Tree: Sugar Maple
- Flower: Rose
- Shell: Bay Scallop
- Freshwater Fish: Brook Trout
- Salt Water Fish: Striped Bass
- Bird: Eastern Bluebird
- Mammal: Beaver
- Reptile: Snapping Turtle
- Gem: Wine-Red Garnet
- Insect: Nine-Spotted Ladybug
- Butterfly: Red-Spotted Purple/White Admiral
- Bush: Lilac Bush
- Fossil: Sea Scorpion