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

European slimming foods trade association welcomes new member

21st September 2020

Total Diet & Meal Replacements Europe (TDMR Europe) is happy to announce that its newest member is CWP výživové poradenství s.r.o. Based in the Czech Republic and also distributing products in Slovakia, CWP výživové poradenství s.r.o. provides nutritionally complete products (specially formulated meal replacement bars, drinks, shakes and soups) consumed


NHS advocates weight management programmes backed by scientific research

10th September 2020

Last week, the NHS in England announced plans to facilitate access to total diet replacement programmes (TDRs) for thousands of obese and overweight people, as part of the Type II diabetes remission programme. The TDR programme is backed by plenty of scientific research, which demonstrates increasing evidence regarding the efficacy


Has eating out actually helped out?

8th September 2020

Cafes and restaurants saw an unprecedented number of visitors this week, as customers all over the nation took advantage of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme in its final few days. Yet obesity remains one of the UK’s worst public health issues. With 63% of adults in England either obese or overweight, the