On today’s Last Bites, the co-hosts handle 3 questions from viewers. One viewer writes in about her daughter calling her by her first name, while another viewer tells The Chew Crew that she has a friend who drops by at the drop of a hat asking for babysitting help. In response, the co-hosts advise these viewers to speak up if these issues bother them – address her daughter if she would prefer to be called mom, and speak to her friend about the babysitting favors.
A third viewer asks The Chew Crew about the picky eaters she has on her hands. She describes that she feels like a short-order cook due to the fact that she has to prepare multiple meals each night for her children. How do you fix a picky-eater situation? Stop cooking so many meals and just make one! Michael advises this viewer to put an end to her flexible dinner style and take charge of family dinnertime. Mario suggests that if kids feel like they are a part of the cooking process, they will be more inclined to try new food and eat what is prepared. On this note, Michael has a friend who has two children that are picky eaters. To expand their palettes, the children go to the grocery store with their parents and each choose two things they have never eaten before. During the week, the family tries these items together, encouraging the kids to become involved and invested in dinnertime.