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Rose Reisman

Health and Wellness Expert, Caterer, Restaurateur, and Author

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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> 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. <br> <br> <u><strong>Projects</strong></u> <br> <u>Books</u> <br> -Author of more than 18 best-selling recipe books on nutrition and wellness. <br> -Sold over 750,000 books. <br> <br> <u>Rose Reisman Catering</u> <br> -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. <br> -Launch of Rose Reisman’s Homemade Biscotti across Ontario. <br> <br> <u>Rose Reisman’s Personal Gourmet</u> <br> -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 <br> -ust launched a “Ready to Freeze” food program that delivers healthy meals to Canadians nationwide. <br> <br> <u>Restaurant - “Glow” (Shops at Don Mills)</u> <br> -Embodies her philosophy and adheres to her recipes. <br> <br> <u>The Pickle Barrel</u> <br> 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. <br> <br> <u>Speaking Engagements</u> <br> -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. <br> -Health and wellness seminars, cooking demonstrations, corporate lunch & learns that focus on building a balanced healthy family and working environment. <br> <br> <u>Adjunct Professor at York University Faculty of Health</u> <br> -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. <br> <br> <u>Social Networking Website</u> <br> -The unique Art of Living Well website combines interactive and practical tools that users can draw on to achieve a healthier lifestyle. ( <br> <br> <u>Media </u> <br> -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 <br> -Weekly Radio “Food Bites” on 680 News <br> -Monthly local column in POST CITY Magazine <br> -Regular appearances on Canada AM, Breakfast TV, Global TV and CBC <br> <br> <u>National Fundraising Causes</u> <br> -CBCF: raised over $1 million from the sales of booksCanadian Diabetes Association Wellness Ambassador <br> <br> <u>Awards and Credentials</u> <br> 2010 – Adjunct Professor at York University Faculty of Health <br> 2010 – Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in the Trailblazer and Trendsetter category, Women’s Executive Network <br> 2009 - Outstanding Public Contribution Award, ORT <br> 2009 - Earnst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee <br> 2008 - Outstanding Public Contribution Award, Schulich School of Business <br> 2005 - Cuisine Canada Silver Culinary Book Award <br> 1985 - MBA from York University
Try These Unique and Healthy Thanksgiving

Try These Unique and Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

For a satisfying but less indulgent Thanksgiving dinner, start with an arugula and sweet potato salad with a maple dressing followed by a light and mild salmon trout, a harvest quinoa salad and a finale of outstanding mini pumpkin cheesecakes.
10/07/2014 05:25 EDT
CNE Food -- The Good, the Bad and the

CNE Food -- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

I checked out 5 kiosks at this year's CNE and broke down which of their indulgences did less damage. Remember, it may only be a once-a-year experience but let's at least mitigate the repercussions on our waistlines!
08/29/2014 05:26 EDT
What's Healthier Between Sugar, Substitutes and High-Fructose Corn

What's Healthier Between Sugar, Substitutes and High-Fructose Corn Syrup?

Artificial sweeteners are synthetic sugar substitutes that are either chemically made or derived from natural substances. Consumers love them because they are calorie-free and can aid in weight loss, but no one ever gets a "free ride." They are usually nutrient empty and still trick your brain and body into craving more sugar.
07/14/2014 12:23 EDT
10 Healthy Tips for Managing Your Weight This

10 Healthy Tips for Managing Your Weight This Summer

Many of us have hibernated a tad too long during this winter and a few pounds have crept on. But losing weight is a challenge because we legitimately feel hungry, especially if we have become accustomed to eating more. I have maintained my weight for years and I have found some tips that have made the journey easier and rewarding.
06/05/2014 13:56 EDT
Healthy and Delicious Mother's Day Brunch

Healthy and Delicious Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Being a mother of four, I'd like to think that Mother's Day is the most important day of the year! Really, it's just a great excuse to get family together. Whether celebrating over breakfast, lunch or dinner, it's wonderful to have those closest to you indulging in those foods you enjoy most.
05/07/2014 12:44 EDT
Passover: Tips To Make It a Healthier

Passover: Tips To Make It a Healthier Holiday

The food during this holiday is traditionally not healthy as it tends to be loaded with calories, fat and sodium -- lots of meat, eggs, potatoes and oil are used. There is really no need to do this to your body. Here are some easy and quick tips for a healthier Passover week.
04/09/2014 10:00 EDT
Trendy Diets and Why They

Trendy Diets and Why They Fail

Trendy "DIETS" all work... in the short term. It's always easy to lose weight if you cut calories and specific food groups. The truth is you have to change your daily lifestyle with respect to food. Not an easy task but definitely doable. In order to win the "war," you have to win the daily "battles!"
03/01/2014 10:11 EST
This vs. That: What Are the Healthiest Holiday

This vs. That: What Are the Healthiest Holiday Meats?

The average adult gains between three and five pounds during the holidays and no matter how diligent you are about your New Year's resolutions, not all of that weight gets lost. I looked at the various meats that grace our tables and came up with great alternatives that are as tasty, yet will save you loads of calories and fat and keep you fitting into your favourite jeans!
12/18/2013 08:21 EST
10 Steps to Achieving Work-Life

10 Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance

Now, as my children have all left the nest my fitness routine includes finding one hour each day to exercise, another hour to walk two dogs, two hours a week for Pilates and another two hours for weights. You might now be thinking that I spend the day at the gym! Nope! Here are my tips to trying to squeeze everything you can out of your day.
12/06/2013 08:25 EST
The Perfect (Healthier) Latkes for

The Perfect (Healthier) Latkes for Hanukkah

Latkes (potato pancakes) are the most traditional foods eaten at Hanukkah. Usually latkes, are so high in fat and calories due to the excess oil. Here's my take on a Three Root Vegetable Latke that's baked and served with either light sour cream or apple sauce.
11/29/2013 05:36 EST

Get "Stuffed" the Healthy Way This Holiday Season

Turkey is a must during the holiday season. Whether you cook your own roasted turkey or buy one precooked (please no Butterball!), there's always the issue of what type of stuffing to serve. Let's get healthier this holiday season and try some unique stuffings using grains such as quinoa, wild and brown rice and whole wheat bread.
11/16/2013 09:41 EST
Easy Ways to Make Menopause a

Easy Ways to Make Menopause a Breeze

Women can begin experiencing symptoms anywhere between the ages of 39 - 51 and they can last for at least 5 years or more. The most common symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, sleep disturbances, forgetfulness and fatigue. Sounds great? Not exactly. But you must remember that menopause is not an illness nor does it mean it's all downhill after this.
10/22/2013 12:21 EDT
Help Your Kids Avoid the Dreaded

Help Your Kids Avoid the Dreaded "Freshman 15"

When September arrives so do the worries about how our children will feed themselves when they're away at school. If your child doesn't try to improve their eating habits after their first year, this weight gain may be permanent!
09/15/2013 11:45 EDT
Don't Be Scared of Avocados -- It's Good

Don't Be Scared of Avocados -- It's Good Fat!

Avocados are a fruit not a vegetable. Also known as the Alligator Pear, they are delicious, buttery tasting and contain numerous health benefits. But why do people shy away from them? The answer lies in the fact that one avocado has 325 calories and 30 gm of fat!
07/30/2013 07:57 EDT
Keep Your Seafood Consumption Sustainable With This

Keep Your Seafood Consumption Sustainable With This List

The health of fish is undoubted. A great source of lean protein, omega fatty acids and low in fat. But the problem today is that our fish supply is contaminated with mercury and PCB's and the oceans are being overfished. The following fish have been put into three groups. Those to avoid, those that are good to consume and those that can be eaten on an infrequent basis.
07/18/2013 12:13 EDT
Six Major Health

Six Major Health Misconceptions

With every product promising improved health it's hard to tell what's true and what's not. Every manufacturer wants you to jump on the health bandwagon to make you feel better about your choices. It's easy to get mislead and believe certain facts that aren't correct. Let's look at the most common misconceptions.
06/27/2013 07:57 EDT
What I Would Change About Eating Habits in

What I Would Change About Eating Habits in Canada

<img alt="2013-06-21-blog_canada_day_v02.gif" src="" width="300" height="70" />We have to take responsibility and understand our own triggers for eating these foods and why we continue to put them into our shopping carts. We have to read labels more carefully and understand the guidelines for a healthy diet, so we won't get lured into these traps. This is not impossible.
06/26/2013 12:21 EDT
5 Most Unhealthy Ingredients Found in Packaged

5 Most Unhealthy Ingredients Found in Packaged Foods

I personally believe we are what we eat and we're not eating very well today. The occasional indulgence is fine but a continuous diet of chemicals and additives to your food supply can remain in your body for years. These additives enhance the appearance of the food and prolong shelf life. But are they safe?
05/30/2013 05:36 EDT
5 Things You Should Know Before You

5 Things You Should Know Before You Die

On Thursday May 9, I was one of 10 speakers who was given the opportunity to grace the stage of the Winter Garden Theatre. This was the "Top Ten Event," in support of Autism Ontario. Each speaker had 10 minutes to offer words of wisdom on the "one thing you should know before you die!" Read on for my five survival tips.
05/22/2013 12:19 EDT
Should We Force Restaurants to Display Nutritional

Should We Force Restaurants to Display Nutritional Information?

We cannot force people to make healthier choices but empowering them with proper information is the first step. With clear labeling, the customer then has more knowledge about what they're eating and can make an informed decision. The control is in their hands, not the restaurants'.
05/02/2013 08:02 EDT