About Us

The Campaign for Essential Nutrients is committed to educating health care providers and their patients about the essential role vitamin and mineral supplements can play in helping to fill nutritional gaps.

While the best and primary source for essential nutrients is a diet with a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods, up to 9 in 10 Americans fall short in getting the required amounts of one or more key nutrients – specifically vitamins A, C, D, and E, and calcium and magnesium – from food alone, according to findings from The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

A coalition of industry leaders – Bayer HealthCare LLC, DSM Nutritional Products and PHARMAVITE, LLC. – came together to form the Campaign for Essential Nutrients and provide education about the role daily vitamin and mineral supplements can play in providing nutritional support.

  • Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D.

    Jeffrey Blumberg, Ph.D.

  • Balz Frei, Ph.D.

    Balz Frei, Ph.D.

  • Victor Fulgoni, Ph.D.

    Victor Fulgoni, Ph.D.

  • Connie Weaver, Ph.D.

    Connie Weaver, Ph.D.

  • Steven Zeisel, MD, Ph.D.

    Steven Zeisel, MD, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisors

CFEN works with leading experts whose collective knowledge and experience guides the Coalition in its work to help fill nutritional gaps.

Learn more about CFEN’s scientific advisors.