Junk food has been banned from vending machines in 130 British National Health Service hospitals in Wales. Sugary, fatty and salty snacks are out and healthier foods are in.

As a result chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks will be replaced by muesli bars, nuts and fruit juices.

Hospital shops, will also be encouraged to provide healthier food.

Wales has a very high rate of diet-related illness with 60% of the adult population overweight or obese. Amongst children 20 per cent of six to 13 year-olds in Wales are also overweight or obese.

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