Veronica Atkins is the widow of the late Dr. Robert Atkins. She is Chair of the Board of Directors of The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation. A master gourmet cook, she is the co-author of the book, Dr. Atkins’ Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook (1997).

Veronica Atkins was born in  Russia and during World War II fled the war-torn country with her family to Vienna. She has lived in seven countries and become fluent in as many languages. Her far-flung travels have given Mrs. Atkins an extensive knowledge of international cuisine. Music has also played an important role in her life: she began singing in Europe at a young age, and performed professionally as an opera singer from 1963-1976.

Today, Veronica Atkins is actively involved in extending Dr. Atkins’ legacy through the work of The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation primarily by funding independent research in metabolism and nutrition.

She established her personal foundation, the Veronica Atkins Foundation, as a means to educate the public and healthcare practitioners on the many benefits of the Atkins Lifestyle.  

She also funds a children’s school program called “Life in Action”. A healthy lifestyle program presented with the Canada-based Free the Children youth empowerment organization.  She supports several Russian orphanages and writes feature articles on important health topics.

Mrs. Atkins lives in Florida.