Alice Ammerman, the Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor of Nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has spent decades pursuing improved nutrition, food equity and better health for people from a wide range of economic backgrounds.
Her latest project, Good Bowls, aims to provide better access to nutritionally valuable food for lower-income consumers and create economic opportunities for local farmers and food entrepreneurs. The business model focuses on reducing food waste, increasing accessibility and bringing benefits to the farmers whose crops serve as ingredients in the meals. By pricing Good Bowls higher in more affluent retail outlets, Ammerman hopes to sell the product for a food-stamp-accessible price at lower-income centers in food deserts such as convenience stores and corner shops.
This is story number 56 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.