Nutrition Environment Measures Study in restaurants (NEMS-R): development and evaluation.

  title={Nutrition Environment Measures Study in restaurants (NEMS-R): development and evaluation.},
  author={Brian E Saelens and Karen Glanz and James F. Sallis and Lawrence D. Frank},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={32 4},
BACKGROUND Americans are increasingly eating out, but nutrition environments in restaurants are poorly understood. An observational measure was developed to assess factors believed to contribute to food choices in restaurants, including availability of more healthy foods, facilitators and barriers to healthful eating, pricing, and signage/promotion of healthy and unhealthy foods. METHODS Inter-rater and test-retest reliability were assessed in 217 sit-down and fast-food restaurants in four… CONTINUE READING
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