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 guide on exercise restriction measures around Europe

29 May, 2020

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has released a guide on exercise restriction measures across Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic. It covers the national situations of the 27 Member States // Read more »

New webinar series launched to spark discussion on what’s next for sports nutrition post-coronavirus

21 May, 2020

“Europe’s voice for sports nutrition has launched a new webinar series bringing together international panels of experts to facilitate industry debate around the challenges and the way forward for the // Read more »

Sports Nutrition Summit goes virtual

14 May, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers of Sports Nutrition Summit Europe, longstanding partners of ESSNA, have decided to replace the physical conference, which was due to take place // 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.