How much is sugar playing a part in creating a childhood obesity epidemic? Last week the Chancellor announced he would be introducing a 'sugar tax' on fizzy drinks, but some schools are already ahead of the game.
Glenfrome Primary School has banned unhealthy snacks and drinks at the school gates. It has been awarded 'healthy school status' in the city, but getting to this point and sticking to the rules has been a challenge as Head teacher Inger O'Callaghan explains:
How much sugar is hidden in common snacks and drinks?
Our Health Correspondent Katie Rowlett asked children their opinion:
In an attempt to beat the bulge outside of the classroom Public Health England has been running sugar road shows across the region, teaching people how to use a new app.
It's designed to read food barcodes and give us a quick reminder of how much of the sweet stuff is hidden inside.
For more on this exclusive story, watch ITV West Country tonight at 6pm.