Our membership includes big international sport nutrition brands; smaller specialist companies; ingredients’ suppliers; sport nutrition publications; and national associations.

ESSNA was founded in 2003 with the intention of creating a forum for discussion and vehicle for actions on the concerns of the specialist sports nutrition sector in order to secure appropriate and proportionate European legislation on sports nutrition products.

Today, ESSNA is in close dialogue with a wide variety of stakeholders to do this. We work with officials from the European Commission and the European Food Safety Agency, Member States’ Governments, Parliamentarians from the European Parliament and Member State legislatures and other trade bodies and sporting organizations, so that we are best able to represent the views of the specialist sector in a wide range of discussions.

ESSNA also takes the argument for sports nutrition and the reputable brands involved in the industry to TV and radio, the mainstream press and the specialist media, as well as to anti-doping organisations. We work to disassociate responsible brands from those tarnishing the reputation of the sector and so improve perceptions of the industry.  All ESSNA Members sign up to the ESSNA Constitution that insists that they abide by all relevant rules and regulations.

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Vice-Chair Mark Gilbert explains Brexit

19 April, 2017

ESSNA Vice-Chair Mark Gilbert explains the impact of Brexit on the sports nutrition industry in an interview with Food Matters Live, accessible here bit.ly/2nHEV2h. // Read more »

Vitafoods Europe teams up with ESSNA to tackle sports nutrition challenges

14 March, 2017

Vitafoods Europe is teaming up with the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) to provide greater support for companies in the booming sports nutrition sector. The announcement of an official // Read more »

ESSNA receives highly commended award for best lobbying campaign

27 February, 2017

ESSNA is delighted to announce that it has received a highly commended award in the ‘Best Lobbying Campaign’ category of the European Association Awards 2017, which took place in Brussels on 24th // Read more »

ESSNA welcomes Membership applications from any company orbody involved in the sports nutrition sector.

Before applying for ESSNA Membership, you may wish to read more about us, what we do and how we can help you by downloading our background pack from here (pdf). This pack also has details of the cost of ESSNA Membership.

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