Health Net, Armed Services YMCA and Blue Star Families Present: Families in the Kitchen In honor of the Month of the Military Child

Hamton Roads | CNBC | April 30th, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va., Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Health Net Federal Services, LLC, part of the Government Contracts segment of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) has partnered with Blue Star Families and Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) of Hampton Roads to present Families in the Kitchen, an interactive evening for military families to prepare a healthy meal together on Monday, April 30.

Approximately 20 local military families have been invited to participate in a hands-on event with the goal of drawing families together and putting emphasis on meal time as a way to stay connected as a family before, during and after deployment.

“Health Net recognizes the unique pressures and challenges military families face. In observance of the Month of the Military Child, we have partnered with Blue Star Families and ASYMCA to host an evening that brings families together. It’s important to establish and continue healthy family routines, and meal time is an ideal time to reconnect and decompress as a family unit,” said Tom Carrato, president of Health Net Federal Services.

Parents and children will prepare their own fresh garden salad and healthy pizza to take home, bake and enjoy. The hour-long event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Hampton Roads ASYMCA, 1465 Lakeside Road, Virginia Beach, Va.

“The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads is excited to partner with Health Net’s Families in the Kitchen event, which aligns with our mission to make military life easier for military families,” said Juanita Pryor, regional outreach programs director, Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads.

“We are proud to partner on events like these that benefit the families we work with.”
“The Families in the Kitchen event is a great opportunity for our military families to enjoy,” said Sheri Robey-Lapan, Blue Star Families senior director, Programs.

“Health Net, a true supporter of our military family, brings a unique and fun-filled event to our community, and we are thrilled to be part of the evening.”
In addition to a delicious and healthy meal, each family will leave with a cookbook created by Health Net filled with fast, easy recipes kids can help prepare, and copies of Health Net’s kid’s journal, My Life, designed for military children who are experiencing the deployment of a loved one.

Members of the media are invited to attend. For more information, contact Angela Kennedy at (571) 227-6630.

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, through its subsidiaries, provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), 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.