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 Claudia Mucciardi discusses ESSNA’s campaign on non-compliance at Vitafoods webinar 

28 September, 2023

On Tuesday 26th September, ESSNA Vice Chair, Claudia Mucciardi provided an insightful presentation at the Vitafoods webinar on “Compliance, food safety and food fraud”. Claudia delved into the latest developments // Read more »

ESSNA welcomes new member JLB Développement in continued expansion drive

23 May, 2023

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA), the voice for the sports and active nutrition sector in Europe, has announced further growth with JLB Développement’s recent addition to its membership. // Read more »

ESSNA Chair Luca Bucchini to speak at Vitafoods Europe

5 May, 2023

On 9th May at 13:00 CET, ESSNA’s Chair, Luca Bucchini will be joining Vitafoods Europe to provide an insightful presentation on “Zooming in on the current regulatory landscape for sports and // 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]