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Changing life quality through nutrition

SNE is a European association representing
the views of its members, who are the dietetic
food industry associations of the EU Member States.


SNE renews its commitment to promote physical activity, with practical tips for athletes to eat right and perform their best

Brussels, 12th August 2019: Six weeks ahead of the European Week of Sport, Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE), representing the specialised nutrition industry across the European Union, including manufacturers of sports food, renews its commitment to promote physical activity.

Research continues to underline the importance of sport for individuals’ health and well-being, alongside the benefits for society and the economy.

SNE takes responsibility for ensuring the availability of safe and appropriate sports foods for consumers across Europe, responding to consumers’ needs and expectations, through:

  • Clear, legible and appropriate information on sports food labels, to ensure the correct use of the products;
  • Nutritional composition adapted to sportspeople’s specific needs before, during or after exercise;
  • Compliance with good manufacturing practices to prevent the presence of doping substances.

In order to increase awareness about appropriate nutrition before, during and after intense physical activity, SNE will release tips for sportspeople over the next few weeks. These tips will include nutritional information important for before, during, and after physical activity, to ensure appropriate body recovery and avoid muscle injuries.

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Notes to editors:

  • Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) is the trade association representing the interests of the specialised nutrition industry across Europe. SNE members are the national associations of 19 European countries including a majority of EU states and their members are the companies producing tailor made dietary solutions for populations with very specific nutritional needs. These include: infants and young children, patients under medical supervision, sportspeople, overweight and obese consumers, and those suffering from coeliac disease.
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