Well looks like this is an old thread but I am right now in the midst of a CHIP program. I've wanted to take it for years, since a friend told me about it, but it always ran in spring or fall when I was going to be busy or out of town. Anyway we're in the last week and a half of it. I have the books and some website info if anyone is interested.
Apparently, the SDA's in general are more vegan oriented but they aren't cracking down on everyone in their congregations to be at the same level...so some might be more vegetarian or more "flexatarian" (where they'd have some meat for special occasions etc.). I guess it depends on the individual congregations, how "religiousitous" they happen to be amongs themselves?
I'm not SDA but do a lot of the things that they believe (I also get asked if I'm Jewish)...
Had not heard yet of bones being used to produce the white sugar etc - understood that was mostly a bleaching thing but I guess it can be bleached with bone filters? hmmm I'd given the white sugar pretty much entirely up and we've been largely using Stevia for sweetener, or natural fruits.
It's still a progressive path, so by no means do I know it all - it's fascinating to learn. And so I'm happy to find that there were / are others in SP who have participated in CHIP.
Oh, before I forget - the one website I was looking at, it appears there are two different types of CHIP programs being offered. One is the Faith based program, usually hosted at an areas SDA congregation (like ours is), but I saw examples where Baptists churches had hosted it, etc.
The other type was a WorkPlace program, hosted by a company for their employees to help learn and begin to implement lifestyle changes that would improve companies & employees healthcare costs etc.
those two can get you started.
Sorry I'm writing too much!! gotta run! or walk! or waddle! get more exercise and get errands done and get away from the computer! Friend me!! ;-)
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