Veronica Rouse Cutting Apples

Hi I’m Veronica, The Heart Dietitian!

I believe that you have control over your heart disease by eating well. 

After working as a Registered Dietitian for over 10 years, I noticed it was difficult for my clients to change their eating behaviors because of misinformation on the internet. 

Noticing this gap, I created The Heart Dietitian.  My mission is to help translate heart healthy research into small lifestyle changes to help you feel confident about feeding your heart so you can live a long and happy life.  My initiative harmonizes heart health research with real-life eating habits.

As a Registered Dietitian I’ve honed a deep understanding of the transformative powder of good nutrition.  I’ve been able to assist individuals successfully

  • lower their cholesterol
  • manage their weight
  • get their blood pressure into target
  • most importantly reduce their risk of heart disease

Dietary adjustments CAN make a difference to your heart health

This blog features topics on heart healthy eating and Registered Dietitian approved recipes to help you make thoughtful (and delicious!) food choices that will set you up for success.   

Like you, I wear multiple hats in my daily life, I juggle being a mom to two energetic boys and working full time as a Registered Dietitian in the challenging field of cardiac
rehabilitation. Understandably, this leaves me with little spare time to dedicate to elaborate meal preparations.


This reality has become my inspiration to develop my own quick yet heart-healthy recipes, and also scout for similar ones online that align with cholesterol-friendly diets, while saving precious time.

To help others who might be in the same boat, I’ve posted  the successful recipes. I keep this page continually updated, adding new finds or creations as I discover them. I hope this repository of recipes will be as useful to you as it has been to me.

The uplifting feedback from readers like you fuels my
motivation to continue sharing and creating. I warmly invite you to share your thoughts and experiences too. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and I will reply as swiftly as I can!

Veronica’s Education

  • Master of Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph
  • Bachelor of Science Foods and Nutrition, Western University
  • Bachelor of Kinesiology, Western University  
  • Certified Diabetes Educator 

Veronica’s Professional Membership

College of Dietitians of Ontario 

Editorial Process

The main goal of this website is to provide reliable, evidence based information you can trust. 

All content is created by Veronica Rouse, MAN, RD, CDE unless otherwise indicated. Veronica has co-authored many research papers and worked as a Registered Dietitian in the largest research hospital in Canada Veronica has a Masters degree in nutrition (MAN).  She also completed an accredited dietetic internship and passed a national exam to obtain her dietitian credential.  To maintain the Registered Dietitian credential requires yearly competency assessments, continuing education and completion of a jurisprudence assessment every 5 years. 

Additionally Veronica is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) which requires 800 hours of practice experience and passing of a national exam with recertification every five years to maintain the credential.  

Please note that the content on this site is for general information only and should not be taken as personalized nutrition advice.  Read our disclaimers for more information and consult with your healthcare provider before making any diet or lifestyle changes.

All articles are written based on Veronica’s 15+ years of experience as a cardiac dietitian and based on current literature and research.  The content on The Heart Dietitian includes references to evidenced based information you can trust. All factual information included in the articles come from peer-reviewed research articles.   

When a guest author posts on this website, all content is edited and fact checked by Veronica prior to publication to ensure research based information is used with appropriate referencing. Articles are reviewed and updated to account for new research and findings.  

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