Today’s announcement is further recognition of the role sugar plays in the obesity epidemic — and any steps to  unsweeten the nation’s diet must be applauded. Hospitals are places people go to be made healthy, so it is absolutely right that they lead by example.

It is encouraging to see that  measures are set to be implemented next year,  ahead of the Government’s planned soft drinks industry levy in 2018 which is a vital measure to help make our children healthier.