Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Mother Does Her Best to Help Connor Slim Down

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Mother Does Her Best to Help Connor Slim Down

Article excerpt

Connor, who is due to appear on today's Tonight with Trevor McDonald programme looking at the childhood obesity epidemic sweeping the nation, has been given a target weight of 5 1/2 stone.

At the moment he weighs 14 stones. He was 7lb when he was born, but by the time he was 18 months, he was in age five clothes.

When he was two-and-a-half, he was too heavy for his mother Nicola to pick up and at five, he was more than nine stones.

Connor, who at 5ft is also very tall for his age, wears clothes that would be large on an adult and size eight shoes.

He has been given an exemption from wearing school uniform because the family couldn't find one big enough for him.

His mother says she tries to make him follow a healthy diet.

During an average day, Connor will eat three pieces of buttered toast for breakfast, sandwiches or a school meal for lunch, and pasta or a rice dish in the evening. …

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