FAIRFIELD — A program exploring the health benefits of so-called “forbidden food,” such as chocolate, will be presented Tuesday at the Fairfield Public Library.

Dr. Veronica Waks, a naturopathic physician, will lead the discussion at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the main library, corner of Old Post and Post roads. Registration for the free program is advised.

Waks, with the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center in Fairfield, had practiced traditional medicine for more than a decade, according to library publicity for the program. But after becoming concerned with negative side effects of pharmaceutical treatment, she studied natural and alternative therapies and received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine, the library said.

To register or for more information, visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160.