Rose Reisman
Rose Reisman has enlightened, entertained and uplifted Canadians for over two decades. While best known for her many popular cookbooks, she has also written extensively on topics, which include fitness, chronic disease prevention, weight management, career stress, nutrition trends, parenting and dealing with challenges of a rapidly changing world while living a healthy lifestyle.

Rose practices what she eats! Rose is a remarkably fit woman with four grown children and a very full and rewarding career. Rose embodies a true zeal for her message. Rose is a sought after speaker on TV and radio, a regular newspaper contributor, an owner of Rose Reisman Catering, and Personal Gourmet, a food delivery service with a fresh and frozen line, consultant to Canada’s leading food suppliers and most recently has opened her first restaurant, Glow, incorporating her Art of Living Well philosophy. She also contributes healthy seasonally themed menus to the Pickle Barrel chain of restaurants, now totalling 12. Rose has an engaging personality that has impacted on how Canadians live.

As a health and wellness entrepreneur, Rose Reisman has taken her passion for healthy living and developed it into a multi-faceted enterprise. She has executed several strategies for creating a balanced life of her own. With today’s unhealthy nation she sought the opportunity to share her experience and expertise with others in order to influence the adaptation of a healthy lifestyle. From energetic activity to tantalizing, nutritious food, Rose offers “the Magic Bullet” on eating and living well. Her ultimate goal is to create a domino effect where her influence on the current generation inspires the next leading to prevention of chronic diseases and an increased longevity of life. Rose wants to change the eating habits of Canadians.

Rose reaches her market through her many endeavours including cookbooks, television, radio, newspaper, catering, restaurant consulting, a food delivery program and acting as an Adjunct professor at York University's Department of Health.

Rose is a Registered Nutritional Consultant from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, and holds several university degrees, including an MBA. Rose won the prestigious Schulich School of Business Alumni Recognition Award for Outstanding Public Contribution, the Outstanding Public Contribution Award, ORT, and was nominated for the 2009 Ernst and Yong Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2010, she was the Top 100 Award Winner in the Trailblazer and Trendsetter category in Canada’s Most Powerful Women of the Women’s Executive Network. Rose launched her latest book, Rose Reisman's Family Favourites, published by Whitecap. To date, she has written more than 17 books.

Rose has partnered with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Kruger, CIBC, McCain’s Foods Canada, and The Running Room, and has helped to raise over $1 million for research, education and treatment of breast cancer.

Reisman speaks with the kind of intelligence, energy and the real-life experience that comes from being the working mother who balances a full career, household and an active social life. She “walks the walk and talks the talk” on a daily basis.

-Author of more than 18 best-selling recipe books on nutrition and wellness.
-Sold over 750,000 books.

Rose Reisman Catering
-Launched Rose Reisman Catering, offering deliciously light cuisine to social and corporate groups in Toronto including The Canadian Opera Company, The Science Centre, CBC and “The Steam Whistle”. They offer regularly catered lunches featuring healthy menus to over 400 clients.
-Launch of Rose Reisman’s Homemade Biscotti across Ontario.

Rose Reisman’s Personal Gourmet
-Launched “Personal Gourmet” - a daily, fresh food delivery service designed for people who want to eat healthy great tasting food at the comfort of their home. J
-ust launched a “Ready to Freeze” food program that delivers healthy meals to Canadians nationwide.

Restaurant - “Glow” (Shops at Don Mills)
-Embodies her philosophy and adheres to her recipes.

The Pickle Barrel
Inspired and created healthy menus, such as “Under 500 Calorie Menu”, the “Locally Grown Menu”, the new “Tighten Your Belt Menu”, “Mediterranean Escape Menu” and “Family Favourites” menu for all 12 of the Pickle Barrel Restaurants widening the restaurants appeal to a broader market.

Speaking Engagements
-Rose speaks with the kind of intelligence, energy and real-life experience that comes from being a working mother who balances full career, household and an active social life.
-Health and wellness seminars, cooking demonstrations, corporate lunch & learns that focus on building a balanced healthy family and working environment.

Adjunct Professor at York University Faculty of Health
-Founding member of the new advisory committee, in collaboration with the Dean Harvey Skinner, PhD, linking academic, clinical, community and public health partners in the Greater Toronto Area to promote the ideas of public health and preventative care, such as obesity and related chronic diseases.

Social Networking Website
-The unique Art of Living Well website combines interactive and practical tools that users can draw on to achieve a healthier lifestyle. (

-Weekly “Choose It and Lose It” column in Saturday’s National Post, The Appetizer Blog and Metro News; Monthly “Swap It” segment on Breakfast TV and Cityline
-Weekly Radio “Food Bites” on 680 News
-Monthly local column in POST CITY Magazine
-Regular appearances on Canada AM, Breakfast TV, Global TV and CBC

National Fundraising Causes
-CBCF: raised over $1 million from the sales of booksCanadian Diabetes Association Wellness Ambassador

Awards and Credentials
2010 – Adjunct Professor at York University Faculty of Health
2010 – Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in the Trailblazer and Trendsetter category, Women’s Executive Network
2009 - Outstanding Public Contribution Award, ORT
2009 - Earnst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee
2008 - Outstanding Public Contribution Award, Schulich School of Business
2005 - Cuisine Canada Silver Culinary Book Award
1985 - MBA from York University

Entries by Rose Reisman

The Best And Worst Foods For Fighting Spring Allergies

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2017 | 12:15 PM

While spring is a welcome change from the drudgery of winter, it comes with its own challenges for many: allergies. Sneezing, runny noses and watery eyes are not only annoying, they can be extremely disruptive to one's daily life and can go on for months.

So what causes these...

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4 Ways To Get Healthy This Coming Nutrition Month

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 2:01 PM

With February generally conjuring up images of chocolate and candy hearts, it's a good time to think ahead to March -- also known as National Nutrition Month. After you've indulged in some sweets, are you struggling to still keep your New Year's Resolutions?

There are many ways to keep nutrition...

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How Culinary Schools Can Help Build A Healthier Future

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2017 | 6:01 AM

Every day it seems there is a new study or announcement on what we should or shouldn't be eating. Recent headlines include the Healthy Menu Choices Act, which came into effect on January 1st 2017, requiring restaurant chains and other establishments to post calorie counts for their menu...

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Cozy Up This Fall With These Apple Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2016 | 9:31 AM

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" has never been more true. Apples are known to reduce bad cholesterol, which reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. They are also a great food for weight loss because they contain a lot of fibre, which fills you up.


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Rush Hour Meals For Back To School And Work

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2016 | 4:18 PM

September signifies the end of out-of-office emails for adults and 24/7 playtime for kids. It can be hard to get back to a routine, especially if summer has meant a lot of BBQing, late dinners and ice cream cones for dessert.

Between work deadlines and kid's schedules piling up...

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Food Safety 101: Dos And Don'ts For Summer Eating

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 11:02 AM


The summer heat means heading outdoors for barbecues, picnics and patios. Having meals outdoors is one of the best parts of summer, but improperly prepared foods can affect our health. Health Canada states that between 11-13 million people have food poisoning yearly....

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How To Focus On Healthy This Spring

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 4:50 PM

The start of spring is a time for renewal, and for most people it inspires a reignited focus on their health and well-being. With rising temperatures and more hours of sunlight, we're more motivated to get moving and focus on getting healthy.

It's not easy to get out of...

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Smashing 8 Popular Nutrition Myths

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 5:01 PM

It seems like every other day there's a new headline warning about another food that's going to cause serious or chronic disease, or a new celeb diet claiming it's the one true way to trim down and stay in shape. The constant contradictions can be confusing!

So, what should...

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Try These Fun And Festive Hanukkah Desserts

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 10:50 AM

There's nothing better during the holiday season than family, friends and food. The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 6th. As oil is important to the story of Hanukkah, many of the traditional foods used in the celebration are fried. As tasty as they may be, moderation is...

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How to Make Healthy Lunches for Your Kids

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2015 | 5:34 PM

Healthy eating has long been my passion. I've educated Canadians on nutrition and how to create delicious, well-balanced meals for over 20 years. My interest in spreading this important message stemmed from wanting to improve my health so I could be the role model for my family and for them...

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How to Get Healthy This Fall

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 5:00 PM

The end of summer is quickly approaching, and so is the return of routines. That means the end of long weekends and summer holidays, and getting back to our busy schedules. Between work and school commitments, hobbies and activities, and time spent with family and friends, taking time to cook...

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Milk or an Alternative? What Does the Body Good

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 6:28 PM

Long gone are the days when the milkman dropped off the traditional bottle of milk! A lot has changed since those days. Milk consumption has decreased 36 per cent from the 1970s until now. Due to abundant allergies and diets, demand for milk substitutes is at an all-time...

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How to Keep Your Family Healthy and Fit This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 12:59 PM

With the school year winding down and summer vacations on the horizon, kids and parents alike are looking forward to the more relaxed summer schedule. We all love leaving our structured lives behind for these months, but that can impact the way we eat and live. It's easy to get...

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Follow This Simple Diet to Improve Your Brain Health

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 8:58 AM

You learn something new every day in the world of food and health. I recently was a participant speaker for The Women's Brain Health Initiative on food and its impact our brain health.

For years studies have shown that what we eat on a daily basis affects...

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Rose Reisman: Which Summer Frozen Treats To Choose And Lose!

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 10:33 AM

There isn't a child I know who doesn't love the creamy and sweet taste of ice cream. As we try to beat the summer heat, it's hard to resist the call of the ice cream truck!

Real ice cream is made by churning and chilling a high-fat milk...

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Rose Reisman: The Absolute Worst Foods You Can Give Your Kids

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 12:43 PM

We all know the list of those foods that are harmful to our children's health. We refer to them as "junk" food. This is a battle most families fight living in today's fast food environment. The obesity rate of children has tripled since the 1980s and today's children and teenagers...

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How to Conquer Your Food Cravings

(7) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 1:27 PM

People are constantly telling me about how healthy their meals are during the day, but what sets them back are their cravings. You know the feeling: someone orders pizza late in the evening, doughnuts appear on a colleague's desk, and every other day is someone's birthday!

No matter how...

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The Top Diet Trends for 2015

(2) Comments | Posted January 31, 2015 | 7:29 PM

Every year new food trends take the stage. As a society we are obsessed with the latest news in health and these trends reflect this. In recent years, we've seen diets such as Paleo and Flexitarian become popular, as well as shows like The Biggest Loser take precedence. Foods such...

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Serve Up a Healthier Latke Bar This Holiday Season

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 4:46 PM

Whether it's for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah or for a fun idea when entertaining over the holidays, you have to try my idea of a potato rosti bar! Instead of the traditional potato pancakes made with white grated potatoes, deep fried and served with sour cream or apple sauce,...

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Stay Healthy This Holiday Season By Looking for Food Clues

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 8:06 AM

Whether you like it or not, the holiday season is already upon us and the entertaining has begun. Over the next few weeks we'll find ourselves eating out more often, attending numerous holiday parties and indulging in those holiday treats that every coworker has at their desk.

This equation equals...

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