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.

PRESS RELEASE: The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance unveils its priorities for the new European Commission

3 December, 2019

The priorities of the sports nutrition sector for the new mandate of the European Commission to ensure a healthier and fitter future for European citizens were unveiled today by the // Read more »

ESSNA launches its 2019-2024 manifesto on the eve of the European Commission’s new mandate

29 November, 2019

ESSNA launches its 2019-2024 manifesto on the eve of the European Commission’s new mandate  The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) welcomes the appointment of the new College of Commissioners // Read more »

International Sport & Exercise Nutrition Conference

10 September, 2019

Europe’s Premier Sport & Exercise Nutrition Conference Taking place on 17th-19th December 2019 at Frederick Douglass Centre Newcastle upon Tyne, UK     EARLY BIRD RATES END IN 20 DAYS ON THE // 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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