Cooking Healthy

Take the first step toward healthier eating today!

Adding more fruits and veggies to every meal is one of the best and simplest things you can do to improve your diet. Five servings a day may reduce the risk of many chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke and even some cancers. It’s a great start to improving your health and giving you more energy.

Try these tips:

  1. Have a fruit or vegetable with every meal or snack.
  2. Try a different fruit or vegetable each week.
  3. Sneak fruits and vegetables into your favorite meals.

Your health plan offers additional resources to help you eat healthy. Take advantage of the services that will help you.

Visit our Healthy Eating page for more tips. Also check your health plan resources related to the Diabetes Prevention Program and Healthy Weight. 

Blue Shield of California

Talk to your medical group about what weight loss and nutrition programs they may offer face-to-face or over-the-phone. If you are diagnosed as diabetic, you may be eligible for an appointment with a dietician/nutritionist. Wellvolution Programs Flyer


Behavioral counseling related to Healthy Diet, Physical Activity and Obesity is available. If you have a chronic condition such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Heart failure
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Please talk to your physician for more information. A nurse who will work closely with you one-on-one to answer your questions. Other features include in-person (where available) or online self-management workshops, self-management tools, interactive online tools and educational materials. Ask your physician for a referral.

Kaiser Permanente


  • Your physician may refer you for individual nutrition consultations for medical conditions that require dietary changes. This is open to Kaiser Permanente members only and office visit cost share will be charged. For more on how to request a referral to have an appointment with a Registered Dietician.
  • Find a Kaiser Permanente Dietician


Find classes here or call the Health Education department in your area.


Partner with a wellness coach to create a customized plan that outline small, easy steps you can take to eat healthier or manage your weight. Schedule phone sessions at times that work for you. No referral is needed. Call us at (866) 862-4295.


Nourish is a complimentary online program that can give you an in-depth look at your diet and help you make healthy food choices. 61 percent reported improving their nutrition habits. After completing a questionnaire about your daily eating habits, the program delivers a personalized plan for you based on your food preferences and eating patterns, health condition, special diet needs, weight goals, and activity level. Increase your energy, feel better, control your eating, and manage your weight for a healthier life. Go to to begin. Share your results with your physician.

Find articles, recipes, videos, and other resources on how to eat healthier, shopping and cooking, and tips for families and older adults here.

Health Net CanopyCare HMO

Health Net CanopyCare HMO plan

Eat Right Now: New for 2024, Health Net offers Eat Right Now by Sharecare. It combines the Eat Right Now Mindful Eating and Eat Right Now Diabetes Prevention & Weight Loss programs to support the full spectrum of eating, weight management and DPP needs. The combined Eat Right Now program takes the same whole human approach used in the standard Eat Right Now program, addressing both mental and physical factors to reduce craving-related eating and foster sustainable, positive eating habits. Whether members are focused on preventing type 2 diabetes, weight loss, or mindful eating, each individual will be placed in the program track that meets them where they are in their health journey. More information coming soon!  *Program is pending regulatory review                                      

Health assessment: The RealAge Test by Sharecare is a health assessment that provides you with a custom report of your behavioral and medical health risks. After taking the online survey, you’ll receive a personal action plan.

Health Coaching program: Enjoy one-on-one wellness support by telephone with a health coach. You can choose from a number of topics like nutrition, stress management, exercise, tobacco cessation, weight loss, and more.

For all Health Net CanopyCare HMO members Call the Customer Contact Center at 1-833-448-2042 Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST. 

Posted On

Mar 1, 2024