Monday-Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm

​Saturday-Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm

Edison Johnson Recreation Center

500 W. Murray Avenue

Durham, NC 27704

Contact Us

Rachel Fleming


Tel: 919-681-1203



Wednesday and Thursday 5:00-7:00pm

W.D. Hill Recreation Center

1308 Fayetteville St. 

Durham, NC 27707

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Dietitian's Corner

                                                              with Healthy Lifestyles dietitian Jenny Favret

February 10, 2020

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Store shelves are overflowing with bags of pink and red foil wrapped chocolates.  Fancy heart-shaped boxes of chocolate in all sizes and price ranges are stacked high.  Giant chocolate kisses sit next to the chocolate ros...

January 27, 2020

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There is a battle that every parent would love to avoid, yet it plays out (sometimes several times each day) in homes everywhere.  It goes something like this: 

The child knows about the chips in t...

January 13, 2020

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This panda appears to be noshing on bamboo, a locally grown dietary staple for this cute furry creature.   In the panda world this would be considered first class “clean eating”.

Many humans have heard of “clean eating” b...

December 23, 2019

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January is the month of new beginnings. Time to hit the re-set button!  For many of us this means coming up with a health related New Year’s resolution or two. 

This year, be realistic so that resolutions made on Janua...

December 2, 2019

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Does anything even come close to the sensory pleasure of seeing, smelling (and of course eating) a special holiday meal?

For some, the simple joy of eating is marred by too many ill – advised food rules and tips for managing our food intake over...

November 11, 2019

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Imagine starting the day with a delicious, warm, filling meal that is easily prepared in minutes.    When this meal is ALSO healthy AND inexpensive, it may be time to open our mind up to the possibility of eating a sweet potato for breakfast!!


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About the Author

Jenny Favret, MS,RD, LDN,  is a registered dietitian with the Duke Pediatrics Healthy Lifestyles Program.  Her education includes a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  She holds certificates in both adult and pediatric weight management from the Academy of Dietetics and has also completed advanced training in the dietary management of eating disorders.

Jenny’s passion is to help kids, teens and their families to restore the joy of eating!  She understands the challenges of time, money and food marketing pressures that families face when it comes to creating a healthy food environment for the home.  Jenny loves being able to play a role in helping families to overcome these challenges as they move toward improved food choices and eating habits.

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