Science and Safety of Sports Nutrition Products the Subject of Dietary Supplement Coalition Luncheon Briefing on June 15


The event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in Room B-340 of the Rayburn House Office in Washington, D.C.

SILVER SPRING, Md. (June 8, 2011)  -- The American Herbal Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association, and the United Natural Products Alliance, in cooperation with the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus, are sponsoring a luncheon briefing titled, "Sports Nutrition: The Science and Safety of Dietary Supplements."
The event, scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in Room B-340 of the Rayburn House Office in Washington, D.C., is the tenth in a series of educational briefings designed to educate members of Congress and their staffs about various aspects of dietary supplements, and industry and the general public are invited to attend.
The luncheon briefing will focus on the role of dietary supplements in sport and fitness, including advances in education initiatives and state-of-the-certification/testing that can help assure safe dietary supplements for athletes and consumers.
Dick Butkus, Hall of Fame linebacker for the Chicago Bears, and Dave Ellis, sports nutritionist to professional athletes, will discuss "playing clean" and the science of sports nutrition, health, and wellness-incorporating an emphasis on vitamins and other supplements.
More than 150 million Americans use dietary supplements every year. For athletes, dietary supplements can play a vital role in meeting the increased nutrient needs of intense exercise and training and replenishing depleted electrolytes and key vitamins. Dietary supplements should NOT be confused with illegal anabolic steroids or any other adulterated products that contain drugs/undeclared substances and masquerade as dietary supplements.
To view the flyer for the event, click here.
To attend the luncheon briefing, RSVP to Ingrid Lebert,,  202.204.7699, or Liz Hurst,, 202.223.0101
About the American Herbal Products Association
The American Herbal Products Association is the national trade association for and the voice of the herbal products industry. AHPA is comprised of domestic and foreign companies doing business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and botanical and herbal products, including foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, and non-prescription drugs. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products.   
MEDIA CONTACT: Frank Lampe, Director of Communications, 720.398.8172,  
SOURCE: The American Herbal Products Association,

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