Everything You Need To Know About Michelle Obama's New Cooking Show, Waffles + Mochi

When you think about former First Lady Michelle Obama, there are a lot of admirable things that probably come to mind. She has touched so many people in so many ways. However, one of the most memorable movements that Obama stood for was her dedication to raising "a healthier generation of kids." That's why she started her organization Let's Move!

On the archived website, she even said, "In the end, as First Lady, this isn't just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition," (via Let's Move!). While we haven't had the pleasure of seeing her plant a garden with kids or promote healthy lunch habits at school in a while, Obama is about to continue and extend her legacy with the help of Netflix. 

In an Instagram post she shared on Tuesday, Feb. 9, Obama gave us a teaser in her caption, "I've got some big news for you! This is something I've been working on for a while now, and I'm so excited to finally be able to tell you all about it. Allow me to introduce two new friends of mine: Their names are Waffles and Mochi. And on March 16, we'll be launching a new children's show on @Netflix called Waffles + Mochi."

What to expect from Michelle Obama's new show coming to Netflix

In her newest Instagram post, Michelle Obama went on to explain what this new kid's food and cooking series on the streaming platform means to her. Along with a headshot of her and her puppet co-stars, Obama wrote an in-depth caption.

"In many ways, this show is an extension of my work to support children's health as First Lady—and to be quite honest, I wish a program like this had been around when my girls were young. I also know that this is a difficult time for so many families, and I'm hopeful that this delightful show can bring a bit of light and laughter to homes around the world," it read. "That's why as part of the show's commitment to helping families during the pandemic, we're working with our partners at @PHAnews to get fresh ingredients to families in need across the country so they can cook together at home." Within two hours of her sharing the news, the post received over half a million likes.

Immediately, fans started commenting about how excited they are for this development. One person wrote, "This is the news we were all waiting for. Thanks for your work Michelle!" Another said, "You are such a lovely example for the world to follow. See your class and DIGNITY." One comment read, "Could I love this gal anymore???" But the sentiment most people will likely share was written in this comment: "I'm 30 and can't wait to watch this."

Obama will be both the host and an executive producer

According to CNN, Obama will not only star in the show, Waffles + Mochi, she will also be an executive producer, too. CNN reiterated a synopsis of the show that Netflix shared which said, "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." But Obama had more to say about the show.

When she shared her Instagram post, the beginning of the caption read, " It's all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it. These two will take us on adventures all around the world to explore new ingredients and try out new recipes. Kids will love it, but I know that adults will also get plenty of laughs—and some tips for the kitchen. So that's what #WafflesAndMochi is all about. I can't wait for you and your children to join us on our adventures on March 16."

Add it to your queue when you can. You know it's going to be great.