WRITER: AMY LILLARD
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Oct. 12, 1999
Health Iowa presents information on health foods, supplements
IOWA CITY, Iowa In the latest workshop in an
educational series presented by Health Iowa, University of Iowa dietitian
Julie Gallagher will sort through the hype about foods with added herbs and
supplements to discover if the additions are really beneficial.
"Functional Foods: Do you need Kava Kava in your Java?"
will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Miller
Room in the Iowa Memorial Union. The workshop is part of the "Health Iowa
" series sponsored by Health Iowa, the educational branch of
the UI Student Health Service.
The workshop is designed to be an interactive presentation
looking at the numerous claims accompanying new foods that advertise added
herbs and other supplements. Many of these food products hawk their additions
as necessary, healthier and tastier than products without the supplements.
The workshop will help teach people how to decide for themselves if the products
are really helpful and worth the extra cost.
Gallagher, a registered dietitian for the UI Student
Health Service, will present the interactive workshop free. No registration
is required. Additional workshops with different presenters will be held in
November and December.