Rouxbe and CHIP Join Together to Help Eradicate Lifestyle Diseases

The Rouxbe Cooking School announced a new partnership today with the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a lifestyle enrichment platform designed to reduce disease risk factors through better health habits and lifestyle modifications. CHIP will incorporate access to Culinary Rx, an online cooking and nutrition course, in its existing lifestyle change platform to solve the need for culinary education and complement CHIP’s behavioral change program.

“It’s an honor to become part of the long-standing CHIP tradition of excellence and dedication to help people make sustained behavioral change and improve outcomes in healthcare,” says Gary Apito, Chief Operating Officer for the Rouxbe Cooking School. “Rouxbe’s leading culinary platform is a perfect addition to affect positive change in CHIP patients worldwide.”

Developed in 2015, Culinary Rx is part of a collaborative venture with The Plantrician Project, a leading non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, equip and empower physicians and healthcare practitioners with knowledge about the indisputable benefits of plant-based nutrition. With more than 78 recipes and 96 instructional videos, this industry-leading online cooking and nutrition course empowers students through their transition to a more health-supportive diet and lifestyle. Healthcare providers prescribe Culinary Rx to patients through the Culinary Rx website or an iOS app called “Prescriber” and programs are individually tailored to patients, with 99 percent of patients stating they would recommend the program to others.

Jere Stocks, CHIP and The Lifestyle Medicine Institute’s (LMI) Vice President of North America, says, “We found it – a renowned online cooking school! LMI is excited to announce our new partnership with Rouxbe. CHIP has shown you the advantages of a plant-based, whole food lifestyle. Now it will be Rouxbe that will reinforce your nutritional literacy and provide a robust cooking service to our participants.”

The CHIP program is based on the fact that over 75 percent of Western diseases are “lifestyle-related,” as stated by the U.S. Surgeon General. The program has proven benefits to combating these diseases such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, adult cancers, and depression, among others. Results have been published in more than 30 scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical journals such as the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, and Preventive Medicine.

Hans Diehl, the founder of the Complete Health Improvement Program states, “CHIP, the flagship program of the Lifestyle Medicine movement, has shown you the ‘whys’ for choosing the plant-based, whole food lifestyle. Rouxbe, the world’s leading online cooking school and our new partner, will show you ‘how’ to enhance your practical culinary skills, make you a more confident cook and help you on your journey to better health.”

About Rouxbe

Rouxbe is the world’s leading online cooking school delivering culinary technique, instruction and training to more than 200,000 home cooks, healthcare patients, culinary students, and professional cooks in more than 180 countries. Rouxbe’s online nutrition education courses, which include Culinary Rx, help students transition from an unhealthy diet to a more health-supportive, plant-based diet and lifestyle. For more information on Culinary Rx or to sign up now, visit

About CHIP

The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is an affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease. The Complete Health Improvement Program has over 75,000 graduates to date, and is offered in many countries around the world.

For more information on CHIP, visit