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Calorie Count from Nutrition Facts & Calorie Counter
- Chicken – 1 fried drumstick is 120 calories
- Turkey frank – 1 is 102 calories
- Hamburger – 1 patty is 140 calories
- Ribs – 3 oz is 210 calories or a whole is 477 calories
- Garden Salad – 35 calories
- Coleslaw – 110 calories
- Potato Salad – 230 calories
- An Ear of Corn – 59 calories
- Potato Chips – 158 calories
- French Fries – 350 calories
- Jello (sugar free) – 7 calories
- Brownie – 123 calories
- Apple Pie – 296 calories
- Water – 0 calories
- Lemonade – 112 calories
- Sweetened Iced Tea – 128 calories
- Soda – 132 calories
Changing Your Diet:
You should follow a healthy diet that you like and that you can stick to. The diet should be low in fats (especially saturated and trans fats) and sugars, and high in fiber and protein. — from Familydoctor.org
- Choose My Plate
- The World’s Healthiest Foods
- American Heart Association Nutrition
- Familydoctor.org: Food and Nutrition
- Recipe Makeovers: Five Ways to Create Healthy Recipes
Keep It Going With Exercise:
The merits of exercise — from preventing chronic health conditions to boosting confidence and self-esteem — are hard to ignore. And the benefits are yours for the taking, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. Exercise doesn't have to be drudgery. Take a ballroom dancing class. Check out a local climbing wall or hiking trail. If you're moving, it counts! — from Mayo Clinic
- Exercise: 7 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
- The Exercise Habit
- Medline Plus: Exercise and Physical Fitness
- Fitting in Fitness: Finding Time for Physical Activity
Staying Fit and Healthy:
Many factors affect your health. Some you cannot control, such as your genetic makeup or your age. But you can make changes to your lifestyle. By taking steps toward healthy living, you can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and other serious diseases. — from MedlinePlus
- Fitness Programs: 7 Tips for Staying Motivated
- Medline Plus: Healthy Living
- Tips for Healthy Children and Families
- Finding Your Way to a Healthier You
- The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Searching for a great summer read? Find a book perfect for you by searching by genre, author, time period, or even character name. Find out about new releases and see what the experts have to say about them.
Search magazines, journals, and newspapers for tips on how to stay healthy during the summer.
Download books for your eReader or iPod for that long car trip or a day at the beach.
Library Online Resources
Have fun reading with this online database for preschoolers and children in the early grades. Learn fun facts about traveling, animals, plants, and much more.
Take a look at a book or read along with these animated e-books for kids. Languages include English, French, and Spanish.
Join Squirt and Juicy as they dream big throughout the summer with these books for kids ages 6-12.
Open up a good book this Summer. Check out our Imagine That! teen summer reading list. Recommended for ages 13-18.
The Library offers programs for kids of all ages. Be sure to check out our time, dates, and locations to make your summer a blast.
Teens, come hang out at the Library and meet new friends for the summer. We'll be offering teen-friendly programs all summer long.
Catch a game this summer, or find the best place to go fishing or play golf.
Find a great place to camp or swim at one of Florida's beautiful state parks.
Looking to take a road trip around the state? Learn about places to stay, beaches to visit, and historic sites to explore.
Activities & Destinations
Enjoy these titles for those interested in catching waves at one of Florida's beautiful beaches.
Florida is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Explore the sandy shores throughout the state.
Discover diving locations and snorkeling areas in Florida. Learn what you need to know as a new diver or snorkeler or review equipment and techniques in the pages of these books.
Cooking & Entertaining
See how it's done with these great videos, from BBQ Secrets to Boy Meets Grill.
Looking for a good grill cookbook? Look no further! These titles contain a variety of new recipes from appetizers to main dishes.
Use these books for tips on planning that fun summer get together with your friends and neighbors.
Find new music for the summer. Play them at the beach, in the car, or at home.
Find out what your favorite author has released recently in this list of new fiction titles at the Library.
Check out one of these new releases!
Keep up with what's popular on the New York Times best seller list.
Learn about barbecue equipment, recipes, rubs, and much more with this informative blog. You may also find a restaurant review or two for the next time you are in the Tampa area.
Read Robyn's tips for cooking on the grill, find new ways to prepare old favorites like barbecue ribs, and discover Robyn's women's grilling clinics. Robyn also has her own YouTube Channel for more grilling fun.
Find out what's going on at the local theme parks with this blog from the Orlando Sentinel.