Studies find that about 1 in 5 children becomes overweight or obese by age 6, and that more than half of obese children become overweight before the age of 2. Nearly 6 percent of infants younger than six months are overweight, the report says, up from 3.4 percent between 1980 and 2001.

The White House is gearing up to help turn those obese children into the next generation of The Biggest Losers. And it’s long overdue. Read more.