Time to Refresh Those Healthy-Eating Resolutions

Countless Americans likely began 2012 committed to consuming a healthier

diet, but with New Year’s now a faded memory, those commitments have

probably faded as well. Fortunately, March – which is National Nutrition

Month® – presents an ideal opportunity to refresh those

healthy-eating resolutions. Toward that end, Health

Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) is sharing tips designed to help people make

informed food choices.

“There’s no question that the diets of many Americans are not

nutritionally well balanced and can lead to being overweight and at risk

for a host of health problems,” says Jonathan Scheff, M.D., chief

medical officer for Health Net, Inc. “Getting and staying on track can

be challenging,” he adds, “and that’s why Health Net created a program

called Decision


Decision Power® helps Health Net commercial and Medicare

members make healthy food choices and provides access to an

award-winning weight loss toolkit as well as to Decision Power Health

Coaches – nurses and registered dieticians who provide telephonic

support to help members reach their nutrition and weight loss goals.

“Health Net’s State Health Program in California has a program in place

that is just as significant,” added Scheff. “The Fit Families for Life

program offers a variety of tools to help members live well – everything

from five-week home-based interventions that help promote healthier

lifestyles, to community classes and telephonic coaching.”

Get your plate in shape

The theme of this year’s National Nutrition Month – which is sponsored

by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – is “Get Your Plate in

Shape.” In an effort to do just that, the Academy suggests the following


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About Health Net

Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that

delivers managed health care services through health plans and

government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people

be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers

health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the

country through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid, U.S. Department

of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health

Net’s behavioral health services subsidiary, Managed Health Network,

Inc., provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee

assistance programs to approximately 5.0 million individuals, including

Health Net’s own health plan members. Health Net’s subsidiaries also

offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and

offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region

employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded

benefits programs.

For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit the company’s

website at www.healthnet.com.

Medical Advice Disclaimer

The information provided is not intended as medical advice or as a

substitute for professional medical care. Always seek the advice of your

physician or other health provider for any questions you may have

regarding your medical condition and follow your health care provider’s