Snack attack as French Bake Off star Manon gives Brit children’s eating habits a roasting
BAke off star Manon Lagreve has blasted english children for snacking all the time – saying polite French youngsters instead eat four-course meals at the table.
The French influencer and former GBBo contestant says she worries about bringing up her four-month-old daughter Fleur in england where snacking is endemic.
The 29-year-old, pictured, wanted to instill the stricter French values of eating in her daughter, whose father is Miss Lagreve’s english fiance Luke Bennett.
Speaking on the Made by Mammas podcast, the mother of one said: ‘In england it’s very much snacking – I have to say that’s going to be something difficult for me to try to introduce. ‘In France you have breakfast, lunch – Le Gouter, at 4pm – and then dinner later. But because in england my daughter is going to see all of the children snacking on something, and she’s going to be like “Where is my snack?” In France you don’t snack. You just have your meals... at ten, you might have an apple, then lunch, le gouter, at four...’ Miss Lagreve, who was brought up in Brittany, added: ‘It’s l’art de la table, you know? You’re just sitting at the table with all your friends and family and you spend five hours. You have appetisers, starter, main, cheese, dessert...’
She finished as a quarter-finalist on series nine of The Great British Bake off in 2018.
It comes as a study of 19 workplace cafeterias found cutting the size of lunch by a seventh, and replacing it with lower-calorie foods led to staff consuming an average of 50 calories less a day. experts say cutting only 28 calories a day is enough to prevent weight gain.
The study of 20,327 workers by the Behaviour and health research Unit at the University of Cambridge was published in the journal pLoS Medicine.