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Nutrition Environment Measures Survey: Corner Store Measures

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thumnail of a page of the NEMS-Corner Store tool
The University of Pennsylvania. Center for Health Behavior Research.

"The Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS) Tools are observational measures to assess the community and consumer nutrition environments in food outlets, specifically stores, corner stores and restaurants. The measures focus on availability of healthful choices, prices and quality. The NEMS Corner Store (NEMS-CS) survey assesses the nutrition environments, specifically in corner stores. While similar to NEMS-Store Measures, NEMS-Corner Store also measures canned and frozen fruits and vegetables as well as additional snack and beverage items commonly found in corner stores.

Listed in the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Interpretive Guide.

Used to measure:

  • Indicator ST5: Readiness and Need
  • Indicator MT5: Nutrition Supports
  • Indicator MT6: Physical Activity and Reduced Sedentary Behavior Supports
Funding Source
National Institutes of Health. United States Department of Agriculture. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Georgia Cancer Coalition and the Center for Health Behavior Research at the University of Pennsylvania.
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