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The Sports and Active Nutrition Summit USA 2020 provided insights from the cutting-edge of science, from probiotics and the microbiome to mitochondrial function. The program was designed to provide valuable information about marketing and positioning, and formulation in the sports nutrition category. The general themes for the event in 2020 are listed below:

Monday February 3rd

The role of influencers and where consumers get their information, featuring Jim Stoppani

From a leading writer at Muscle & Fitness to launching the hugely successful JYM Supplement Science brand and working with The Rock, Dr Jim Stoppani’s career is a success story worth discussing. We kick of the Sports Nutrition Summit with an informal conversation with Dr Stoppani about his career, and hear about some of the best lessons he’s learned along the way – both good and bad.

Tuesday February 4th

The female athlete and consumer

Brands are waking up to the potential of White Space in the Sports Nutrition Category. In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into the opportunities.

The role of influencers and where consumers get their information

Influencers are everywhere, but who qualifies as an influencer? What are the do’s and don’ts of working with influencers? And how should brands maximize the relationship and boost consumer engagement?

Sleep, performance and nutrition

A representative of the US Olympic Committee discusses how sleep factors in to the training of elite level athletes, and the implications for nutrition

Professional Sports and Dietary Supplements

Soccer players run for run miles and miles during a competitive game, and players at the highest level may be playing at least twice a week. Hear from the nutritionist for English Premier League giants Everton FC about how supplementation can play a key role.

Breaking the formulation bottle necks with Artificial Intelligence

Two of the key formulation challenges for sports nutrition products are 1. The lack of new and novel ingredients, and 2. Using new flavor to mask the taste of existing ingredients. In this panel discussion we’ll hear from experts from the world of A.I. and product formulation about the possibilities offered by machine learning.

Wednesday February 5th

Probiotics and Athletic performance

From protecting athletes from respiratory infections to boosting recovery and maybe even helping body composition, the science around probiotics for sports nutrition is expanding. This session will provide an exhaustive view of where the science currently stands and what comes next.


Understanding protein sources, quality, and labeling from a leading advocate for all things protein: Dr Rob Wildman

State of the Industry Panel

Leaders from across the Sports Nutrition category will assemble for an extensive discussion of the lessons learned during the Sports Nutrition Summit, discuss some of the outstanding issues, and generally put the world to rights in our highly-anticipated closing panel.