Our membership includes big international sport nutrition brands; smaller specialist companies; ingredients’ suppliers; 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 Code of Practice that insists that they abide by all relevant rules and regulations.

This also allows our Members to use the ESSNA kitemark, which helps the public identify sports nutrition products belonging to Members and is intended to act as a guide that can help consumers differentiate between products that may be misleading them and/or breaking the law, and those that come from Members of ESSNA who have signed up to its Code of Practice. This trademark has been approved by the European Union Intellectual Property Office and is strictly reserved for use by ESSNA Members only.

ESSNA releases a beginner’s guide to sports nutrition to help you maintain an active, healthy lifestyle in isolation

1 April, 2020

01 April 2020. The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has released an introductory guide to the essentials of sports nutrition, amidst the spread of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. The // Read more »

ESSNA joins the European Food Forum to promote open dialogue on sustainable food systems

23 March, 2020

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 // Read more »

A message from the ESSNA Secretariat

18 March, 2020

Dear ESSNA Members, Friends and Colleagues, We know that you’re most likely overwhelmed with news about COVID-19, but we wanted to let you know how we are managing the crisis // Read more »

ESSNA welcomes Membership applications from any company or body 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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