Linda Robson reveals her eldest daughter suffered from bulimia as Loose Women discuss snack tax – Daily Mail

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Linda Robson reveals her daughter suffered from bulimia and tells Loose Women panel her granddaughter was recently diagnosed as being ‘obese’ because her ‘ribs weren’t showing’



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Linda Robson has revealed her daughter Lauren, now 38, suffered from bulimia in her younger years, adding that Lauren’s nine-year-old daughter Lila had been labelled as ‘obese’ by a health professional as ‘her ribs weren’t showing’.

Linda’s comments were made during Thursday’s instalment of Loose Women, when the panel discussed proposed plans to introduce the world’s first tax on sugary and salty food in Britain.

Linda, 63, told the panel: ‘My granddaughter, who is nine, Lauren got a phone call saying she was obese. She does gymnastics, she goes swimming. She is tiny. And when Lauren rang them up – she was really upset Lauren, because Lauren had bulimia, so she didn’t want Lila to start worrying about weight or anything – they just said ”well, it’s her body mass index and you should be able to see children’s ribs”.’

Candid: During Thursday's Loose Women, Linda Robson, 63, revealed her daughter Lauren, now 38, suffered from bulimia in her younger years

Candid: During Thursday's Loose Women, Linda Robson, 63, revealed her daughter Lauren, now 38, suffered from bulimia in her younger years

Candid: During Thursday’s Loose Women, Linda Robson, 63, revealed her daughter Lauren, now 38, suffered from bulimia in her younger years

Co-host Charlene White then asked Linda: ‘Did they give any solution on that phone call?’

‘No,’ Birds Of A Feather star Linda responded.

‘Just like saying that she should maybe cut down [what she eats]. But she eats really healthily anyway because Lauren cooks food every day.’

The doting grandmother added: ‘It’s all healthy food that she cooks.’

Linda explained: 'Lauren had bulimia, so she didn't want Lila to start worrying about weight or anything' (pictured with Lauren, right, and her grandchildren in September)

Linda explained: 'Lauren had bulimia, so she didn't want Lila to start worrying about weight or anything' (pictured with Lauren, right, and her grandchildren in September)

Linda explained: ‘Lauren had bulimia, so she didn’t want Lila to start worrying about weight or anything’ (pictured with Lauren, right, and her grandchildren in September)

Linda has been married to her husband Mark Dunford since 1990 and shares children Louis, born in 1992, and Roberta, born 1996, with him.

Linda is also a mother to her eldest child Lauren, who she has from a previous relationship.

The Loose Women panel’s discussion follows Wednesday’s news that a report has recommended introducing a tax of sugary and salty foods.

Questions: Co-host Charlene White asked Linda: 'Did they give any solution on that phone call?'

Questions: Co-host Charlene White asked Linda: 'Did they give any solution on that phone call?'

Questions: Co-host Charlene White asked Linda: ‘Did they give any solution on that phone call?’

The ‘snack tax’ could add £3.4billion a year to families’ shopping bills, with a 60p Mars bar costing 9p more.

With 56million people currently living in England, it means £60-per-year will be added to each person’s food bill on average – £240 for a family of four.

The money should be used to pay for GPs to prescribe fruit, vegetables and cookery classes on the NHS to help prevent obesity and ill-health, the Government-commissioned review says.

Linda said her granddaughter: 'Eats really healthily because Lauren cooks food every day. It's all healthy food that she cooks'

Linda said her granddaughter: 'Eats really healthily because Lauren cooks food every day. It's all healthy food that she cooks'

Linda said her granddaughter: ‘Eats really healthily because Lauren cooks food every day. It’s all healthy food that she cooks’

Poor diets contribute to 64,000 deaths every year in England. 

This costs the economy an estimated £74 billion, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new report.

It proposes a new tax of £3 per kilogram on sugar and £6 per kilogram on salt sold wholesale for use in processed foods, or in restaurants and catering businesses. Britain has had a sugar tax on soft drinks since 2018.

Family: Linda has been married to husband Mark Dunford since 1990 and shares children Louis and Roberta with him (pictured: Linda with her daughters Lauren and Roberta in 2011)

Family: Linda has been married to husband Mark Dunford since 1990 and shares children Louis and Roberta with him (pictured: Linda with her daughters Lauren and Roberta in 2011)

Family: Linda has been married to husband Mark Dunford since 1990 and shares children Louis and Roberta with him (pictured: Linda with her daughters Lauren and Roberta in 2011)

 

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