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Profile of Dr. Alice Ammerman

Alice S. Ammerman DrPH, RDDr. Alice Ammerman

Dr. Ammerman is a Professor of Nutrition at the UNC School of Public Health, as well as the Director for the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She has worked to create strong practice collaborations across the state to address childhood obesity and was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor to serve on the Childhood Obesity Study Committee. More recent research interests focus on school nutrition policy associated with childhood obesity, sustainable agriculture as it relates to improved nutrition, and social entrepreneurship as a sustainable approach to addressing public health concerns. To view Dr. Ammerman’s full profile through UNC, click here.

Among Alice’s favorite food memories is her early morning bike ride to the Saturday Farmer’s Market, which inevitably is easier on the way to market than on the way home. Her ride home proved to be especially challenging one hot day in July when she couldn’t say no to a beautiful, but rather large, watermelon. Though it was difficult to steer home and avoid popping the back tire, Alice says her first bite into a sweet, ripe, North Carolina melon made it all worth it.

Alice's bike loaded with local goodies

Alice's bike loaded with local goodies


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Alice, this is a beautiful blog! Barbara

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