About BSNA

About BSNA

The British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) is the voice of the specialist nutrition industry in the UK. We are a trade association representing manufacturers of high quality foods designed to meet the needs of people with very special nutritional requirements. Our members produce infant formula, follow-on formula, young child formula, complementary weaning foods, gluten-free foods, parenteral nutrition and medical foods for diagnosed disorders and medical conditions.

People who use our specialist products include

Infants from 0 to 12 months old

Infants from 0 to 12 months old

Young children under 3 years old

Young children under 3 years old

Patients with clinically diagnosed diseases, disorders or medical conditions

Patients with clinically diagnosed diseases, disorders or medical conditions

People with coeliac disease

People with coeliac disease

People who are critically or chronically ill

People who are critically or chronically ill

Some health conditions and diseases can be managed with nutritional solutions

These people have different nutritional needs from the general population; they are typically vulnerable groups who may require specialist care from healthcare professionals.

Specialist nutrition products are developed on the basis of ongoing research, are supported by a foundation of scientific data, and are highly regulated. They are used in hospitals, nursing homes, and in the community.

We work closely with Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) and the International Dietary Foods Industries (ISDI).


SNE is the trade association that represents the specialist nutrition industry in the European Union. SNE counts 18 EU Member State specialist nutrition trade associations among its members. BSNA is a member of SNE.


specialisednutritioneurope.eu

ISDI represents the special dietary foods industry globally. Its current membership brings together national and international associations from more than 20 countries over 6 continents and it holds Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status with Codex Alimentarius. BSNA is a member of ISDI.


isdi.org