NEMS-P: Perceived Food Environment Study

The purpose of the Perceived Food Environment Study was to develop and validate an instrument to evaluate perceived nutrition environment. Once the instrument was developed, survey completion data from two-hundred individuals residing in the Philadelphia area was used to ascertain instrument validity. Observed food environment data collected as part of on-going NEMS (Nutrition Environment Measures Survey) assessments in the greater Philadelphia area were used in the validation process. Data from this study explored the relationship between observed nutrition environment, perceived nutrition environment and eating behaviors.

Funded by the Abramson Cancer Center from state tobacco funds


Established in 2009, the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health Behavior Research is an institution-wide collaborative effort, dedicated to conducting health behavior research, fostering advances in measurement of health behaviors, advancing the use of health behavior theory, and promoting collaboration among faculty, fellows and students. 




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