Nutritional Environment Measures Survey

Welcome! Come explore, learn, and contribute to the NEMS community.


The food, or nutrition environment, is widely believed to contribute to the increasing epidemic of childhood and adult obesity in the United States. With the support of our funders, we have developed the Nutrition Environment Measures Survey (NEMS) to assess community and consumer nutrition environments. These tools are available to researchers and community advocates and leaders for research and action in their own communities.


Learn about the variety of tools that the NEMS team and the NEMS community have developed for use. The tools are ready to be used or can be customized for a different nutrition environment.


Learn how to use the NEMS tools, with training materials to help understand the tools and how to apply them. The training course is no longer available, we will update this page if that changes.


The NEMS team and a global network of NEMS users have been writing about their efforts. Search through the articles, theses, and other NEMS write-ups to inspire you and your research.

NEMS Showcase

News and updates from the NEMS team, and the community of researchers using the tools.