About us

ISDI is the leading international expert association on special dietary foods. It brings together national and international associations active in this food sector from more than 20 countries on over 6 continents.

ISDI is an industry platform for debate on regulatory, technical and scientific issues regarding special dietary foods.

Mission, Vision & Goals

ISDI’s mission is:

To be the global voice of the special dietary foods industry by:

  • Supporting access to safe, high quality, innovative and sustainable nutritious foods for people of all ages with special dietary needs
  • Serving as a global knowledge hub for science-based nutrition research, solutions and advocacy.

ISDI’s vision is:

To be a recognised and trusted partner in enriching lives by ensuring access to optimal nutrition for people of all ages with special dietary needs.

ISDI aims to:

  • Promote a science-based regulatory and policy environment
  • Boost awareness of the benefits of foods for special dietary uses to achieve greater understanding, recognition and appropriate use
  • Pursue professional and organisational excellence to support effective partnerships

ISDI as a Global Network

ISDI is the leading global expert association representing the special dietary food sector and as such:

  • Unites national and regional associations active in the special dietary food sector from more than 20 countries;
  • Represents the entire breadth of the special dietary foods sector;
  • Facilitates dialogue between policy-makers, government, industry and across the membership, creating a supportive environment;
  • Promotes specialised dietary foods available worldwide, working with our national and regional associations’ members.

ISDI is an official observer at the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the joint FAO-WHO food standards setting body.



Board of Directors

  • Venetta Miranda


    Asia Pacific Infant and Young Child Nutrition Association (APIYCNA) - Singapore
  • Xavier Lavigne

    Vice President

    Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) - International
  • Peggy Diby


    Swiss Association of Nutrition Industries (SANI) - Switzerland
  • Declan O’Brien

    Board Member

    The British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) - United Kingdom
  • Kaushik Janakiraman

    Board Member

    CANILEC - Mexico
  • Jonathan Chew

    Board Member

    Infant Nutrition Council (INC) - Australia/New Zealand
  • Nynke Keestra

    Board Member

    Vereniging van Nederlandse Fabrikanten van Kinder- en Dieetvoedingsmiddelen (VNFKD) - The Netherlands
  • Robert Post

    Board Member

    Infant Nutrition Council of America (INCA) - USA
  • Magdalena Broseta

    Board Member

    Diätverband - Germany
  • Miriam Ryan

    Board Member

    Dairy Industry Ireland


ISDI’s secretariat is based in Brussels and managed by Jean-Christophe Kremer

  • Jean-Christophe Kremer


  • Huw Longton

    Senior Communications Manager

  • Vedika Kayasth

    Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Officer

Benefits of ISDI membership

ISDI provides an all-encompassing platform for dialogue on current regulatory, technical and scientific issues related to special dietary foods. Membership to ISDI;

  • Provides privileged access to worldwide expertise and the latest science;
  • Is the key to a global platform for industry players to engage in advocacy activity;
  • Allows all members to partake in discussions and to contribute to proceedings;
  • Ensures that small and medium sized companies, through their membership of their national or regional associations, have an equal voice at international level.

Become a member of ISDI

ISDI is a not-for-profit trade association. Being an international federation, ISDI members are national and regional associations sharing the same objectives. Members of national association are companies manufacturing special dietary foods. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member or are ready to join ISDI, please enter your email address below so we can contact you.

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