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"The Biggest Loser" returns for Season 14 tonight, January 6, on NBC. Teenagers have participated on previous "Biggest Loser" installments, but the new "Challenge America" season emphasizes the opportunity to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic. The children won't be competing, won't be weighed publicly, and won't be eliminated. They're participating in the program from home, and serving as inspiration for the trainers and for the competing contestants.

Trainer Jillian Michaels, a new mother, returned to the show this season for several reasons, and the children were a major part of it. As fans of the show know, Michaels was overweight as a child. "I was about 75 overweight at my heaviest, and I'm joking about it now, but of course it was soul-crushing," she told the press. "You get bullied, you feel insecure, you're uncomfortable participating. It takes all the innocence and all the joy out of being a child." Michaels' enthusiasm for »

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