Short-term and long-term health can be influenced by a paycheck, a home address, or another social determinant, but Good Bowls are changing that.

What are Good Bowls?

Good food. In a bowl. Good Bowls are healthy, tasty frozen meals for everyone who eats. Locally-grown and locally-made, Good Bowls are created with the community in mind.

Every purchase supports local farmers and local food producers and makes healthy meals available in lower-income communities. Our unique business model takes a mission-driven approach to providing the same nutritious, premium product to both lower- and higher- income members of the community.

Meet the Team

Don Rose

Dr. Alice Ammerman | Founder & Chief Nutrition Officer

Good Bowls grows out of Dr. Ammerman’s professional research and career as s Director of UNC’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Recognizing that many chronic diseases, like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity are preventable or treatable with proper nutrition, Dr. Ammerman is building Good Bowls to get better food to more people while supporting local economies.

Don Rose, PhD | Chief Executive Officer

Don Rose is a proven business leader with experience in large companies (HP, GSK) startups (Metabolon, Cartesian Technologies), venture capital (Hatteras Venture Partners), and university spinouts (UNC spinouts like Ribometrix and Good Bowls). His interest nutrition began with his studies at UNC (BSPH Nutrition) and continues today as he helps Good Bowls produce and deliver healthy meals to low-income communities.


Laura Fieselman, MA | Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer

As a social entrepreneur and advocate for local food systems, Fieselman loves Good Bowls’ mission-driven approach to building a frozen meal company. She wrangles the many moving parts of our startup to bring good food, in a bowl to freezers near you.

Interns & Volunteers

Students and public health professionals are excited about Good Bowls, and a cadre of interns, volunteers, and students completing class projects help refine our recipes, our models, and our systems. From business to computer science to nutrition to marketing to culinary arts to public health, students support Good Bowls from many disciplines.


Building Good Bowls takes a village. Our early partners are helping us grow; give us a shout to discuss the possibility of working together:

  • Working Landscapes
  • Weaver Street Market
  • Piedmont Food Processing Center
  • Innovate Carolina
  • Food Insight Group


  • Michelle Bolas, Director, Innovate Carolina
  • Kay Goldstein, Food entrepreneur
  • Don Holzworth, Executive in Residence, UNC GIllings School of Global Public Health
  • Beth Hopping Katz and Linden Thayer, Directors, Food Insight Group
  • Patrick Mateer, CEO, Seal the Seasons
  • David Yates, Visiting Scholar, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; former President of Nestle HealthCare Nutrition, Inc.
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