European slimming foods trade association welcomes new member

Posted On: 4th September 2019

Total Diet & Meal Replacements Europe (TDMR Europe) has announced an expansion to its membership as Equilibre3, a leading Belgian diet programmes provider, joins Europe’s voice for the slimming foods industry.

Equilibre3, which advocates responsible weight loss through bespoke weight management programmes, provides overweight and obese people with total diet and meal replacement products accompanied by support and guidance provided by licensed dietitians. Equilibre3 joins TDMR Europe from its headquarters in Belgium and with its network of more than 80 recognised practitioners spread throughout Flanders and in the Netherlands.

Professor Anthony Leeds, Chair of TDMR Europe, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Equilibre3 to TDMR Europe and very much look forward to working alongside them in future. Their approach to supporting individuals with weight management issues and commitment to tackling obesity aligns entirely with the ethos of our association. This new drive in the growth of TDMR Europe’s membership is very much a reflection of its position as the industry leading voice and demonstrates its commitment to increasing understanding of specialist weight management foods and their potential to change the face of obesity and related diseases in Europe.”

Hilde Marinus, Founder of Equilibre3 said:

“Total Diet Replacements (TDRs) and Meal Replacements Products (MRPs) provide an effective solution to the growing problem of obesity and its comorbidities, without making use of traditional dieting methods or radical weight loss surgery.  Equilibre3’s goal is to raise awareness of this evidence-based and scientifically proven approach to weight management, both in the academic sector and daily practice, where the use of TDRs and MRPs is not yet widely accepted. Equilibre3 is extremely excited to be part of TDMR Europe and increase the visibility and understanding of the ways in which we can combat obesity”.

TDMR Europe represents 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. It is the voice of the slimming foods industry in dialogue with regulators and policy makers, campaigning in favour of proportionate EU legislation that does not adversely affect the industry.