We are Total Diet & Meal Replacements Europe (TDMR Europe)

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.


TDMR Europe was previously known as the European Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) Industry Group

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

Intensive life-style intervention, including initial weight-loss with TDR, delivered 60% diabetes remission in people with early type 2 diabetes mellitus from the Middle East and North Africa studied in Qatar

22nd May 2020

The DiRECT trial of weight loss in obese people with early type 2 diabetes with TDR followed by food reintroduction then a structured weight maintenance programme has established beyond reasonable doubt that the weight changes and diabetes remission can be sustained in a proportion of participants for two years.  Mechanisms


Slimming foods trade association welcomes another new member in continued expansion drive

14th May 2020

Total Diet & Meal Replacements Europe (TDMR Europe) has announced that Slimmerlife, a leading international diet programmes provider, has joined its membership. At a time when public health is playing an increasingly significant role in everyday life, TDMR Europe’s continued growth demonstrates the significance of organisations collaborating and finding solutions,


How one pandemic has exacerbated another: obesity in a locked down world

7th May 2020

With over half the world in lockdown – and this number steadily increasing as the days go by – physical activity, whether by governmental restriction or societal encouragement, is seeing large rates of decline. While there has been an increase in exercising indoors to maintain an active lifestyle, as well