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 action 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 organisations, 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 Vice Chair Terence O’Rorke discusses the ESSNawards, regulatory challenges and opportunities for sports nutrition

1 December, 2021

The ESSNawards team sat down with Terence O’Rorke, Business Development Manager, EMEA & Asia at LGC | Informed Sport to discuss the upcoming ESSNawards 2021 ceremony, the challenges that this // Read more »

ESSNA will discuss the impact of front-of-pack nutrition labelling for sports nutrition at FI-Europe

22 November, 2021

On 24th November, at 12:00 pm CET, ESSNA Vice Chair Claudia Mucciardi will be speaking at FI Europe, a leading online event for the food and drink industry. At the event’s // Read more »

A closer look at the ESSNawards 2021 silver sponsor: Informed Sport’s mission

19 November, 2021

Informed Sport, part of the international life sciences company LGC Group, is a global banned substance testing and certification programme designed to provide quality assurance for the sports nutrition industry. It gives athletes, drug // 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 flyer here (pdf). Do please contact the Secretariat for more information at [email protected]

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