The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is pleased to announce that it has joined the European Food Forum (EFF) to step up efforts to ensure the food sector and health of European citizens remain top priorities for European policymakers during these challenging times and throughout the Brexit transition period.

The EFF, created by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in Brussels, aims to promote an open dialogue on sustainable food systems among policymakers, food supply chain actors, civil society organisations, research and academia, and other public institutions.

Within this forum, ESSNA will work to raise awareness on the importance of supporting European citizens in improving their health by providing them with the right products to complement balanced diets and support active lifestyles. ESSNA will also use the  forum to work with policymakers and stakeholders towards achieving its key objectives, as outlined in the recently launched ESSNA manifesto: Towards a Healthier and Fitter Future, including:

  • Good health for an ageing population
  • Sport and healthy diets at the core of the EU
  • Safe products for healthy consumers
  • A fair business environment

Food safety, healthy nutrition and sustainability are of primary importance for EU citizens. The EFF’s purpose is to provide a platform for policymakers and the industry to work together to ensure that policies regulating the food supply chain do not hamper the constant evolution of the sector and the ever-changing societal needs.

Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA stated:

Joining the European Food Forum represents a tremendous opportunity for ESSNA to engage even more in the narrative around the topic of food. The food supply chain is constantly changing, and it is of utmost importance for the sports nutrition industry to be involved in such a high-level dialogue to ensure that healthy and safe products, combined with balanced diets, can continue to contribute to the health and wellbeing of European citizens. We look forward to stepping up the efforts to achieve this objective, alongside the EFF.”

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About ESSNA

With 40+ companies from across Europe, ESSNA acts as a forum for discussion and a vehicle for action for the sports nutrition sector by working closely with legislators, regulators and enforcement bodies to ensure that the sports nutrition products are safe, effective, easily available and transparent. ESSNA monitors the industry, reporting irresponsible companies that flout EU law and may put consumers at potential risk from dangerous products, and works to better educate the public on the responsible and safe approaches to sports nutrition.

How to join ESSNA

If you would like further information on how to join ESSNA, please visit our website (http://www.essna.com/join-us/) or contact laura@essna.com