Nutritional Environment Measures Survey

NEMS S Projects and Applications

Example of Using NEMS as a Teaching Tool

John Hopkins Political Science Professor Adam Sheingate decided to use the NEMS-S tool with a summer class. Click here if you would like to read more about his class project.

Using NEMS-S to Study Food Access in Baton Rouge, LA.

Dr. Stephanie Broyles at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA, received a grant from the American Heart Association to study children’s neighborhood food environments. Four data collectors used the NEMS-S program for tablets and visited over 550 food stores and produce markets in the parishes surrounding Baton Rouge. The data are being linked to other study data to investigate the impact of local food environments on a variety of health outcomes and behavior changes. The data have also been used to inform local food access policy within the East Baton Rouge Food Access Policy Commission’s findings and recommendations.

Presentation of NEMS-S Adaptation for Mexican Americans

Dr. Donna M. Winham presented the adaptation of the NEMS-S tool for the Mexican American population at the Experimental Biology Conference in April 2013 that she and Dr. Seline Szkupinski Quiroga collaborated on while at Arizona State University. The tool itself has not been publicly released but you can click here to view the slides on the adaptation.  Dr. Winham is the owner and principal consultant at Howell Research Associates, LLC and can be contacted at

Seattle, WA (2010)

Graduate student Sara Coulter wrote her thesis on her NEMS-S data collected in a low-income racially diverse neighborhood in Seattle, WA.  To read the abstract of her results, please click here.  To read the entire thesis, click here.

Leon County, Florida (2010)

Angela Leone, a graduate student at UGA analyzed the NEMS data collected in Leon County, Florida.  To read the abstract of her results, please click here. You can also see her publication of the results on the publications webpage.