Michelle Obama Announces New Netflix Cooking Show for Kids

February 18, 2021
Michelle Obama Announces New Netflix Cooking Show for Kids

Michelle Obama Announces New Netflix Cooking Show for Kids

Michelle Obama is set to debut a kid’s food show on Netflix with two puppets named Waffles and Mochi. Entitled Waffles + Mochi, the children cooking show will be launched on March 16 and about the two puppets searching for good food around the world; discovering it, cooking it, and as you might have anticipated, eating it.
Of course, the puppets can’t find good recipes and ingredients on their own alone but need the support of professionals. Thankfully, the show’s creators put this into consideration. Netflix said the 10-episode series will feature home cooks, renowned chefs, kids, and celebrities helping the duo curious explorers to achieve their objective.
Under Higher Ground Productions – the production company the former first lady founded alongside her husband, former president Barrack Obama, Michelle Obama had featured in a few projects released by the production company. But Waffles + Mochi is one of her first big projects and the foundation for her signature initiative, "Let's Move,” which laid emphasis on good eating habits and healthy living. In case you don’t know what the initiative is all about, here’s a quick overview.

A Quick Look at the ‘Let’s Move Initiative’

Launched by the former first lady, Michelle Obama, the Let’s Move initiative was started to address the problem of childhood obesity. The program is concerned about creating a healthy start for children during their earliest months and years and empowering both parents and caregivers with helpful information on making healthy food choices. It also focused on ensuring every family has access to healthy, affordable food and made provisions for healthy food in schools as well. 
Now, the upcoming series would allow the former first lady to deepen, in the minds of the people, the work she did as the first lady. The work focused on providing healthier school meals and snacks for millions of students as well as making an update to federal nutrition standards. “These two will take us on adventures all around the world to explore new ingredients and try out new recipes, the former first lady said in an Instagram post dated February 9. She added, “Kids will love it, but I know that adults will also get plenty of laughs—and some tips for the kitchen.” 
While that message might be hinting enough at her stand on kids and healthy living, she specifically mentioned in the same post that the show in many ways is an extension of her work to support children’s health.

What to Expect From the Show

Michelle is the executive producer of the series. The premise of the show centers around two puppet friends, Waffles and Mochi, who dream of becoming chefs and then traverse the globe learning about food and making dishes alongside home cooks, renowned chefs, kids, and celebrities. 
The show will be a 10-episode series, with the first lady being a series regular. She will star as the supermarket owner, one of the new friendly faces the puppets will meet as they travel all over the world learning about food ingredients and making.

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