About us


Specialised Nutrition Europe (SNE) is the voice of the specialised nutrition industry across Europe.

The members of SNE are the National Associations from 19 European countries (including a majority of EU Member States), whose members are 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. These companies range from SMEs to internationally operating companies.

Our priorities

Services →

Increase understanding and awareness of the role that specialised nutrition play in the lives of these very specific consumer groups

Research →

Facilitate the development of an adapted and proportionate environment in which our industry can continue to operate in a safe, competitive and sustainable way at the local, European and even international level

Safety →

Ensure the continuous development and delivering of specially formulated and high quality products for the specific categories of consumers to cover their specific nutritional needs


Contributing to the European economy.

SNE is contributing to the European economy directly – representing an annual turnover of approaching 24 billion EUR – and indirectly by saving on public health costs caused by the economic impact of malnutrition estimated 170 billion EUR in Europe. Estimates show that some 90% of Europeans will need specialised nutrition at some stage in their lives.

By the numbers

The association represents an annual turnover of approaching 24 billion EUR*

*Based on SNE internal estimates

Health costs caused by the economic impact on malnutrition are estimated at 170 billion EUR in Europe*

*MNI Medical Nutrition Dossier “Better care through better nutrition: Value and effects of Medical nutrition”, Fourth version 2018.

Specialised nutrition products made in Europe are among the top 3 of the most exported foods from the EU food and drink industry*