Rochester Clinic is proud to be the only provider to offer this evidence-based lifestyle program in southern Minnesota. Since early 2015, the CHIP graduates continue to experience health benefits.
The Complete Health Improvement Overview (CHIP) program that focuses on eating more, but weighing less. It does not promote limited food intake or counting calories. Instead it promotes eating healthy food, exercise, stress management and maintaining healthy sleep patterns.
CHIP has been around for more than 25 years with more than 75,000 people graduating from the program. It’s taught by physicians, dieticians, wellness coaches or certified CHIP facilitators. The Rochester Clinic offers three different settings to teach the CHIP philosophy.
CHIP is a twelve week program that includes weekly meetings with a certified facilitator, a recipe book with simple recipes, a workbook, a textbook with colorful graphics and easy to read English, along with a pedometer. Participants who meet at Hy-Vee Barlow Plaza can try food samples from the CHIP recipe book prepared by Hy-Vee chef, Eric Worth.