We are Total Diet & Meal Replacements Europe (TDMR Europe) – previously known as the European Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Industry Group

The European trade body for manufacturers and distributors of formula diet products, including total diet replacement products (TDRs) and meal replacement products (MRPs) which provide weight loss and weight management programmes for the overweight and obese. Our members currently operate predominantly in the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Cyprus, Greece and Poland.

Representing the Total Diet and Meal Replacement Sector in Europe

We work to secure appropriate and proportionate European legislation for slimming foods and are in close continuous dialogue with a wide variety of stakeholders such as policymakers and senior officials in the relevant bodies to do this. We also aim to increase awareness and understanding of specialist weight management foods such as TDRs and MRPs and coordinate detailed technical and regulatory expertise of members to develop common industry positions that help to support European public policy and regulatory decisions.

We also take the argument for TDRs and MRPs in the industry to the TV and Radio

Also to the mainstream press and the specialist media, highlighting the increasing evidence base within the scientific literature regarding their efficacy and potential to change the face of obesity and related diseases in Europe.

All TDMR Europe members abide by our strict Code of Conduct, which can be accessed here.

Latest News from TDMR Europe

TDMR Europe supports World Diabetes Day

13th November 2019

TDMR Europe welcomes the opportunity to support this year’s theme ‘Family and Diabetes’ on World Diabetes Day.  People world-wide are encouraged to test their diabetes knowledge with an on-line tool for self-assessment of diabetes risk noting that over 50% of diabetes is preventable.  If left untreated diabetes can lead to


TDMR Europe celebrates World Arthritis Day

12th October 2019

World Arthritis Day (WAD) is a global awareness-raising day on 12 October. For this year’s World Arthritis Day, scheduled for 12 October, EULAR’s ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ campaign with the theme ‘Time2Work’ aims to dispel misconceptions about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and shows how employers can best support people


The revolution in osteoarthritis care for the 2020s

13th September 2019

World Osteoarthritis Day (14th-15th September) is marked annually and this year people will gather in Brussels to hear talks from experts about progress in the care of people affected by osteoarthritis (OA).  TDMR Europe is pleased to be a partner in this event, which aims to raise awareness and showcase