The six Florida middle schoolers chosen for the program are introduced. Specialists include chef Tyler Florence and Shaq's college-basketball coach, Dale Brown.
The kids aren't keeping up with their exercise program, so personal trainer Tarik Tyler is brought in to amp up their routine. In addition, nutritionist Joy Bauer offers tips on cooking healthful meals.
Shaq and the team face a setback that could threaten the future of the program. Kit drops out and it's up to Shaq to convice her father to let her come back. Later, Doc and Dale reveal their plan that teachers offer 20 minutes of exercise daily; and James and Tarik butt heads, forcing Shaq to mediate.
Shaq brings in Tyler Florence, a chef, to change the kids' cafeteria lunches to make them healthier. Tyler must overcome several obstacles, including a small budget and a fire drill, and hopes that the kids will eat his new, healthy creations. Meanwhile, the kids compete to reach the 20-pound loss mark to win a change to go to a Heat game.
The kids prepare to meet with the Governor to present their weight loss totals. The kids have made good progress, but change is slow for Shaq and his Wellness Wheel program. Meanwhile, Tyler Florence attempts to prove to the school that they can afford a healthier menu.
In the season finale, the kids take the president's physical-fitness test, Dr. Muinos delivers his medical diagnoses, and Shaq and the kids meet with the governor of Florida.