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

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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Try These Unique and Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 5:25 PM

I love to have a large group of friends and family over for the Thanksgiving long weekend. Preparing a delicious and healthy meal is why I often get a line up out the door! However, no one leaves my home having to undo their belt buckle or having a food...

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

(4) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 5:26 PM

As summer wraps up, it's that time of the year when we all get nostalgic about the Canadian National Exhibition. The summer never seems complete until we've made our annual trip to this 135-year-old tradition. In addition to the rides, games and attractions, one of the big draws is the...

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

(3) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 12:23 PM

We all thought that fat and salt were the culprits in our diet, but watch out -- sugar in any form is on the attack. It doesn't matter if it's organic cane sugar, agave, honey, molasses or artificial or natural sweeteners, they all seem to have the same effect on...

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10 Healthy Tips for Managing Your Weight This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 5:56 PM

As summer approaches, we tend to take a closer look at our bodies since we're shedding layers as the temperature rises. 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...

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Healthy and Delicious Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 12:43 PM

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...

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Passover: Tips To Make It a Healthier Holiday

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 4:20 PM

Passover is just around the corner, starting on Monday, April 14th and ending on Tuesday, April 22nd. Around the world, Jews celebrate this memorable holiday based on the liberation of the Jews from slavery in Egypt and the symbolic foods that are served for the dinner and the seder plate....

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Trendy Diets and Why They Fail

(3) Comments | Posted March 1, 2014 | 9:11 AM

A couple of weeks ago on Breakfast Television I featured a segment on trendy diet plans. I placed these diets into a "Choose It" or "Lose It" category. Since we're way past our New Year's resolutions, I thought this would be a good time to check in with you to...

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

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 7:21 AM

Last week I appeared live on Breakfast Television and showed viewers the various entrees that we love to eat during this festive season. From the audience response by email, Facebook and Twitter I realized I had to share this important information before the holidays so we might all prevent some...

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10 Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 7:25 AM

I just returned from a short four-day holiday with my daughter Natalie and best buddy Kathy. We went to Tucson Arizona to visit Canyon Ranch where you can hike, bike, exercise and eat well. I can go months without a break and let me tell you that it's not the...

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The Perfect (Healthier) Latkes for Hanukkah

(2) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 4:36 PM

In Hebrew the word "Hanukkah" means dedication. This eight day holiday celebrates the re-dedication of the holy temple in Jerusalem right after the Jewish conquest over the Syrian Greeks. Eight days of oil were required to purify the temple but only one day of oil was found. Miraculously the oil...

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