putting nutrition at the heart of patient care
The BSNA is the voice of the specialist nutrition industry in the UK. We represent manufacturers of high quality foods designed to meet the needs of people with very specialist nutritional requirements. Our members produce infant formula, follow-on 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, young children under 3 years of age, patients with clinically diagnosed diseases, disorders or medical conditions, people with coeliac disease and gluten intolerance, and people who are critically or chronically ill.
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.
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