Posted by on March 16, 2021 3:02 am
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The former first lady teams up with puppets to educate children about food in an overstuffed yet likable new Netflix series

As first lady, Michelle Obama received plenty of cable TV flak for her youth nutrition initiative, Let’s Move!, which combined the soft touch of the First Lady’s “mom-in-chief” persona with actual policies to combat childhood obesity and improve school lunches. The subsequent administration may have tarnished the Obamas’ legislative legacy, but soft power abounds on the streaming services; the latest in the lucrative partnership between the Obamas’ Higher Ground production and Netflix is Waffles + Mochi, a mostly charming, zany children’s series in which two puppets explore, via magic flying shopping cart, the world of food cast in its rosiest light.

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