To combat the obesity epidemic, many fast food heavyweights like McDonald's and KFC in Oldham may soon be levied with a £1,000 charge as fat tax, before carrying on their businesses.
This money will be diverted towards more campaigns to encourage healthy eating.
62% of the population in the area is either overweight or obese. The purpose behind the fat tax is to deter takeaways from serving fat laden food, and instead serve healthier options.
A senior council insider said: "We will do everything in our powers to make sure it goes through and are confident it will."
David Herne, of the Greater Manchester Directors of Public Health Group, said: "We would certainly support action that seeks to address the continuing challenge of childhood obesity."