The Obamas Are Bringing a Kids' Cooking Show to Netflix

By: Lauren Wicks

The former first family announced seven projects currently in the works with the streaming service yesterday.

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Barack and Michelle Obama are coming to Netflix! Their production company, Higher Ground Productions, announced yesterday that they are currently working on seven projects that will be available to stream exclusively on Netflix.

While we love a good documentary and historical drama series, we are most excited about the Obama's cooking show, "Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents." This show will be a half-hour series geared towards preschoolers, teaching them about global cuisines and sharing the history of our food. Also slated to work on the show—Jeremy Konner ( from "Drunk History") and Erika Thormahlen. Our guess is there will be some humor and lots of great information for kids and parents.

Related: A Recipe from First Lady Michelle Obama's Cookbook "American Grown"

This show seems like the perfect fit for the former president and first lady, as Michelle Obama was dedicated to promoting healthier diets and lifestyles for kids during her time in office. We actually got to join in on the efforts back in 2013 at a partnership event with MyPlate and Obama's Let's Move! Campaign.

"We think there's something here for everyone—moms and dads, curious kids, and anyone simply looking for an engaging, uplifting watch at the end of a busy day," Michelle Obama said in a statement about their new projects. "We can't wait to see these projects come to life — and the conversations they'll generate."

We're excited to learn more about the series including a specific launch date, but Netflix says the project should be released over the next several years. And while too much screen time isn't great for kids, exposing them to learn more about their food can help them eat a wider variety of foods and get excited about eating their vegetables. This is one program that seems like it will be worth cozying up on the couch for.

Related: A Month of Healthy Dinner Ideas for Kids