Greetings from the chairperson

 In Japan, the term “sports nutrition” began to be used around 1990, although publications on diet, and nutrition in athletes have been released since the 1980s.
 I will briefly introduce the history of our association. To establish and disseminate sports nutrition throughout society, the “Japan Sports Nutrition Association”, was founded as a focus group at the 51st meeting of the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Dietetics on October 20, 2004. Afterwards, it was necessary for the entity to become an organization in order to build credibility for our group, particularly for proceed the accreditation course of JASA Sports Dietitian with JASA and JDA who provide practice by qualified professionals.
 Consequently, our group was certified as a non-profit organization (NPO) by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and has successfully run our projects, such as the release of academic journals, website, and proceeding of the accreditation course for JASA sports dietitians. When the number of professional members exceeded 1,000, we planned to become a scientific association. The proposition was reviewed over 3 years, and, as a result, our plan was approved at a general meeting held in 2013. In July 2014, the scientific association’s first annual meetings were held. Thus, the JSNA made a new start.
 This is my second year and our association’s goals this year are to be certified as an academic research organization supporting the Science Council of Japan, and to receive ISSN (National Standard Serial Number) certification for the Japanese Journal of Sports Nutrition. In addition, our website has been renewed to provide necessary information, and promote their interaction.
 As a scientific organization, we are planning to actively perform our mission in and outside Japan, including at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020. To successfully operate the JSNA, cooperation from association members is essential. We would be grateful for your support.

Kazuko Takata

Our vision

Vison of NPO Japan Sports Nutrition Association (JSNA)

 Sports nutrition is a field that requires qualified research and findings regarding energy, nutrients, and fluids intake during various physical activities, including competitive sports, healthy exercise, and walking. As exercise and diet are the most important factors to prevent non-communicable diseases, we are greatly interested in the interaction of nutritional intake and physical activities. In addition, to maintain and promote the public health , including children playing sports for fun and elderly people enjoying leisure activities, sports nutrition is an fundamental field.
 However, sports nutrition is often recognized as a field promoting supplements and ergogenic acids. It is because evidence-based practice, and the limited number of qualified professionals.
 Therefore, we believe we need an organization that promote research on sports nutrition, education of qualified professionals, and provide evidence-based practice of sports nutrition to protect the public from unqualified information
 The JSNA was established to improve athletic performance, promote public health, and develop sports, through supporting research on sports nutrition, sharing information, and educating professionals.



  • October 20th, 2004: JSNA started as a focus group at the 51st meeting of the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • March 19th, 2005: the 1st workshop at the Japan Institute of Sports Sciences
  • March 20th, 2005: the 1st meeting at Kagawa Nutrition University
  • July 1st and 2nd, 2006: the 2nd workshop at Kagawa Nutrition University
  • June 21st, 2007: Certified as a non-profit organization Japan Sports Nutrition Association as a focus group by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • July 7th and 8th, 2007: the 1st annual meetings at Japan Women's College of Physical Education ( by Assoc. prof. Motoko Taguchi)
  • June 2008: Accredited course for JASA Spots Dietitian was started.
  • July 5th and 6th, 2008: the 2nd annual meetings at Takasaki University of Health and Welfare ( by Prof. Michiyo Kimura)
  • July 11th and 12th, 2009: the 3rd annual meetings at Kanagawa University of Human Services ( by Prof. Shihoko Suzuki )
  • July 9th-11th, 2010: the 4th annual meetings at Sonoda Women's University (by Assoc. prof. Michiko Mochi )
  • July 2nd, 2011: the 5th general meeting at Kanagawa University of Human Services (scientific meeting was cancelled because of the Great East Japan Earthquake)
  • July 6th-8th, 2012: the 6th annual meetings at Iwate Prefectural Information Exchange Center ( by Assoc. prof. Yoshiko Yoshioka )
  • July 5th-7th, 2013: the 7th annual meetings at Kanagawa University of Human Services ( by Dr. Akiko Kamei )
  • December 6th, 2013: Certified as an non-profit organization Japan Sports Nutrition Association as a scientific association by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • July 11th-13th, 2014: the scientific association's 1st conference at Waseda University( by Assoc. prof. Motoko Taguchi )


  • Basic sports nutritions course for professionals
  • Proceedings of Annual meeting
  • JASA newsletters and e-mail alerts
  • Publication of academic journals(Japanese Journal of Sports Nutrition)
  • Accreditation and renewal credit courses for JASA sports dietitian
  • Providing evidence-based research, information, and practice by qualified professionals
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