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 trade group, The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA).
As the new European Commission gets to work, ESSNA has launched a manifesto that outlines eight priority areas for European policymakers to focus on in the next mandate.
Each priority listed in the manifesto is intended to send a message to policymakers on what should be done to support the transformation towards a healthier and fitter future. ESSNA calls on the new European policymakers to:
- Acknowledge the dietary needs of sportspeople in food law
- Facilitate consumer choice through accurate, informative and harmonised labelling
- Promote efforts to tackle doping
- Tackle food fraud & non-compliance online and offline
- Support & promoting innovation
- Work towards a fair and fully harmonised single market
- Ensure a fair & well-informed online environment
- Move towards a greener sustainable sports industry
Dr Adam Carey, Chair of ESSNA said: “The sports nutrition industry welcomes the appointment of the new European Commission College of Commissioners and look forward to a fruitful cooperation in the coming five years. The sports nutrition industry has grown significantly in recent years and is no longer limited to athletes and bodybuilders. It has become mainstream and a lifestyle choice for the average individual. As such, it is the role of European policymakers to provide the right regulatory framework for European citizens so they can make informed choices about the products they purchase both in store and online”.