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

World Health Day, 7 April 2021 – Universal Health Coverage: everyone, everywhere

7th April 2021

TDMR Europe welcomes the World Health Organisation’s ‘World Health Day’ that commemorates the founding of WHO in 1948.  This year the theme reflects the disparities in healthcare available to different groups across the globe, brought into sharp focus by the COVID19 crisis, and reflects a desire to make healthcare truly


Total Diet Replacement weight loss myths to be debunked

29th March 2021

An online event will be held on April 14th at 15:00 CET (14:00 GMT) to address the myths and misinformation that surround the use of Total Diet Replacements (TDR). Organized by TDMR Europe, the webinar entitled: Proven Facts versus Popular Myths about weight loss with Total Diet Replacement (TDR), will


As public policy steps up efforts to tackle obesity, it’s time to focus on solutions

18th March 2021

As part of World Obesity Day, on 4th March, a variety of organisations and decision-makers across Europe talked about their increased efforts to tackle obesity. The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge centre, launched a dedicated obesity section on its Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Knowledge