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

TDMR Europe to host webinar on reducing risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease

6th July 2020

‘Total Diet & Meal Replacements Europe (TDMR Europe) invites you to a SCOPE accredited webinar:  ‘Reducing future risk: Obesity co-morbidities and nutritional status’ 11am BST, Thursday 23rd July Register now The webinar, which been awarded SCOPE World Obesity Federation accreditation, aims to highlight the potential for use of total diet replacements to reduce future risk


TDMR Europe welcomes the announcement of the Farm to Fork strategy

16th June 2020

The European Commission unveiled its much-awaited Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, following several postponements due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal, and aims to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally friendly. While public health remains a responsibility of member states,


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