*As part of the Magic FIT program to promote healthy eating habits, the Orlando Magic will teamed up with Magic players Elfrid Payton, Tobias Harris,  C.J. Watson and their moms hosted the first-ever Magic FIT Kid Chef Celebrity Showdown.

Four families from Second Harvest Food Bank competed in a cook-off with the Magic players and their moms and were judged by a celebrity panel including Lucille O’Neal (president of the NBA Mom’s Association and Shaquille O’Neal’s mother), Emily Elynn (featured on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars), Chef Charles “Bubba” Dodson (Walt Disney World executive chef), Kristin LaRue (Magic team nutritionist) and Alex Martins (Magic CEO).

Lucille O’Neal (president of the NBA Mom’s Association and Shaquille O’Neal’s mother), Emily Elynn (featured on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars), Chef Charles “Bubba” Dodson (Walt Disney World executive chef), Kristin LaRue (Magic team nutritionist) and Alex Martins (Magic CEO). Photo Credit: Fernando Medina, Orlando Magic.

(l-r) Lucille O’Neal, Chef Charles “Bubba” Dodson, Emily Elynn, and Alex Martins (Magic CEO). Photo Credit: Fernando Medina, Orlando Magic.

The winner was chosen based on who prepared the tastiest and healthiest meal.

 ©2015 Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic

©2015 Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic

The winning team was Team Harris with Tobias Harris, his mom, Lisa, and Karen Smith (mom) and Josiah (age 11).

Tobias Harris's team takes the win. ©2015 Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic

Tobias Harris’s team takes the win. ©2015 Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic

Team Harris was the winning team. Tobias Harris (center), his mom, Lisa (left), and Karen Smith (right) and Josiah age 11(right). Photo Credit:: Fernando Medina, Orlando Magic.

Team Harris was the winning team. Tobias Harris (center), his mom, Lisa (left), and Karen Smith (right) and Josiah age 11(right). Photo Credit:: Fernando Medina, Orlando Magic.

 The winning family received court side seats to a future Magic home game, brand new cooking utensils and equipment, a cookbook with nutritious recipes, $2,000 grocery store shopping spree at Whole Foods, a “behind the seeds” tour at Epcot with former Magic players, an exclusive culinary demonstration and Chef table experience with Disney Executive Chef Charles “Bubba” Dodson at a Disney Resort dining location and a surprise visit with Chef Mickey.

Orlando Magic players C.J. Watson, Victor Oladipo, Chef Charles Dodson, Disney's Mickey, Elfrid Payton, and Tobias Harris with Kid Chefs for the Magic FIT Kid Chef Celebrity Showdown at Aggressive Appliances ©2015 Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic players C.J. Watson, Victor Oladipo, Chef Charles Dodson, Disney’s Mickey, Elfrid Payton, and Tobias Harris with Kid Chefs for the Magic FIT Kid Chef Celebrity Showdown at Aggressive Appliances ©2015 Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic

In its second season, Magic FIT is the team’s first-ever fitness and nutrition education program for youth and adults. Following the NBA FIT guidelines, the program’s goal is to improve the knowledge of healthy food choices and fitness exercises among at-risk families within Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. NBA FIT is a comprehensive health and wellness platform promoting healthy, active lifestyles for children and adults. Health and wellness is one of the Magic’s community focus areas (the other include hunger, homelessness, literacy/education, and inclusion).

One of the participating Kid Chef ©2015 Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic

One of the participating Kid Chef ©2015 Fernando Medina/Orlando Magic

The Magic FIT program also includes an eight-week health challenge, launching last year, that works closely with physical education teachers in local schools and challenges students to engage in physical activity throughout the school year. Last year, the winning school received bragging rights and a Magic FIT Rally which included a visit from Magic players.