Food or supplements? What do you need?

What is a dietary supplement? Should you take a supplement? Will a supplement interact with your prescription medication? Answers to these questions and more will be presented at the local leader lesson “Supplements or Food,” sponsored by University of Illinois Kane Extension Unit.

University of Illinois Nutrition and Wellness Educator Lynnette Mensah will present the program on Monday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. in St. Charles. This program is open to the public; call (630) 584-6166.

Participants will learn about vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, nutraceuticals, probiotics and flavonoids, and where these substances can be found in the foods we eat. Each participant is asked to bring a list of all medications and supplements they are currently taking.