There is growing support for unhealthy foods to be banned from vending machines in schools.
It follows a recommendation in a Government report on the future health of our children.
Vicki Mooney is a patient advocate for the European Association for the Study of Obesity - she says it is a step in the right direction.
She said: "We have approximately 80,000 primary age kids in Ireland who unfortunately suffer with obesity.
"So introducing a healthier approach in the education system surrounded by other tools is fantastic."
- Digital Desk