Farmers Market Promotion Program Project Coordinator
Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch
N.C. Division of Public Health
Alyse Polly serves as the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) Project Coordinator in the Nutrition Unit of the Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Branch, N.C. Division of Public Health.
In this role, she coordinates a USDA funded project that helps to establish new - or improve existing - small farmers markets in low income, low access, food deserts across North Carolina. The project, which focuses on market promotion, nutrition education, and market infrastructure, is being implemented in five counties - Davidson, Gaston, Guilford, New Hanover, and Onslow. During her time at the PAN Branch, Alyse has worked on projects supporting the N.C. Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council, the CDC Sustainable Food Systems Workgroup, the N.C. Fruits & Veggies Nutrition Coalition, and North Carolina Food Day.
Alyse holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy and is currently working on her Master of Public Health degree with a Health Policy and Management focus from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alyse lives in Carrboro and enjoys cooking, doing yoga, and spending time outside with her husband and their dog.