Slimmer who lost 13 stone in a year backs call to ban takeaways near schools

Dean Woods has come a long way on his weight loss journey.

At the age of 29, he weighed 28 stone, and was warning by doctors he faced a host of health problems.

He says unhealthy food options in school and nearby meant bad eating habits started when he was young.

Dean now works as a full time slimming coach

Within a year, he'd managed to lose 13 stone, and make big adjustments to his life.

Dean Woods at his heaviest (left) and today (right)

Cancer Research UK wants changes to planning laws to stop new hot food takeaways opening near schools.

A survey commissioned by the charity said two thirds (63%) of people who expressed an opinion in Wales said they supported limiting the number of hot food takeaways near schools.

Campaigners want the law changed to stop new hot food takeaways being opened near schools

Dean now works as a full time slimming coach, and has also just become a father.

He wants young people to be better educated about making healthy choices.

The Welsh Government says it launched its 'Healthy Weight: Healthy Wales' consultation in January.

A final strategy will be published later in 2019.