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

Research leaders will show how Total Diet Replacement can improve the lives of people with obesity and diabetes in exclusive seminar

14th October 2021

Research leaders will review the use of Total Diet Replacements (TDRs) for weight loss and diabetes remission and prevention in an in-depth webinar set to take place on 27th October. The online seminar will bring together industry, academics and other stakeholders and is hosted by Europe’s leading trade body for formula diet products, TDMR Europe. Free registration is open here.  The event, “Total Diet Replacement: exploring sustainable weight loss


TDMR Europe supports Food Matters Live 2021

23rd September 2021

TDMR Europe is proud to support Food Matters Live 2021, inspiring and connecting the global food, drink and nutrition community via a wealth of new opportunities. Food Matters Live continues to be an ever-growing global community of people working in sustainable food innovation, nutrition, and health. Running three times a


COVID-19 and the urgency of addressing the obesity challenge

7th September 2021

It has been over a year and half since the COVID-19 outbreak began, and a major lesson learned from the pandemic is the need to make obesity a public health priority. While elderly people and those with immune disorders were quickly recognised as the main groups at increased risk for