An NHS hospital has become the first in the country to go “sugar free” in its canteen and vending machines.
Tameside Hospital in Greater Manchester has banned all sugary snacks and fizzy drinks, swapping them for healthier options.
The only drinks available are tea, coffee, milk and water.
Management say it comes after a successful weight loss scheme for its staff.
One hundred staff at the hospital started a 12-week weight loss programme in the summer and to support them, sugary desserts were taken off the menu for a trial period.
Now they have been removed permanently to take temptation away.