Michelle Obama to EP and Star In Netflix Cooking Show for Kids


Former First Lady Michelle Obama is cooking up a new kids show under her pact with Netflix.

Obama will star in and and executive produce “Waffles + Mochi,” a cooking show featuring two puppets – Waffles and Mochi – and Obama as a grocery store owner. The show will follow their collective attempt to become chefs, according to CNN Business.

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Michelle Obama with Waffles and Mochi in the Netflix series “Waffles + Mochi”

“With the help of friendly new faces like the supermarket owner, Mrs. Obama, and a magical flying shopping cart as their guide, Waffles and Mochi blast off on global ingredient missions, traveling to kitchens, restaurants, farms and homes all over the world, cooking up recipes with everyday ingredients alongside renowned chefs, home cooks, kids and celebrities,” Netflix said in a statement describing the premise of the show.

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The show’s theme supports Obama’s public health campaign “Let’s Move!” which sought to curb childhood obesity. As one of her signature platforms, she tried to lead initiatives that helped families get access to healthy, affordable foods and increase their physical activities.

“Waffles + Mochi,” to begin streaming on March 16, joins a list of the First Lady’s post-White House media endeavors. Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions has a multi-year production deal with Netflix. Her “Becoming” documentary made its Netflix debut last May, and she launched “The Michelle Obama Podcast” two months later on Spotify.


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