The Biggest Loser Brings in Teen Contestants

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The Biggest Loser Brings in Teen Contestants
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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 11:37am

After a longer-than-usual break between seasons, the return of NBC's weight-loss showdown, "The Biggest Loser," is now just weeks away. But season 14. premiering January 6th, won't be the same old battle of the bulge.

In addition to the usual assortment of grownups looking for a way to change their lives, this time, three teens -- ages 13 to 16 --will join the game. But unlike the adults, the teens won't participate in weigh-ins and they won't be subjected to elimination. Instead, they'll tackle childhood obesity by helping themselves and inspiring others. Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, a pediatrician who specializes in childhood obesity, will also join the reality competition to help the kids follow a program that best suits them.

Check out a clip here:
http://theclicker.today.com/_news/2012/12/03/15648420-biggest-loser-returns-with-kid-contestants-two-night-season-premiere?lite

What do you think of the tweaking with teens being aboard?

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Tue, 12-04-2012 - 11:45am

First I think it is horrible that teens need to be involved but think it is a great idea to get them involved.Teens are getting bigger and bigger and something needs to be done to help them. Hopefully it'll do some real good.

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Wed, 12-05-2012 - 9:28am

I think this is wonderful!!!!!  What a great example these teens can set and also a way to get the attention to some parents out there.  This is a real problem!  I'm glad they won't have to be involved in the elimination and stuff.  That could just break them.  Way to go Biggest Loser for doing this!!!


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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 11:22am

luvdchelsea wrote:
<p>I think this is wonderful!!!!!  What a great example these teens can set and also a way to get the attention to some parents out there.  This is a real problem!  I'm glad they won't have to be involved in the elimination and stuff.  That could just break them.  Way to go Biggest Loser for doing this!!!</p>

I agree, Chris! I like that the show is not only tweaking it's usual format by not having them involved in the eliminations but they're also bringing them special assistance aboard, in the form of a pediatriac expert. Could help a lot more teens than those chosen for the show!

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