Saturday, March 2, 2013
Intense competition, a poor economy and consumers' switch to healthier eating has hurt the fast food giant.
The fast food industry's competitiveness level is at an all-time high, with McDonald's, Burger King and Wendy's, the three largest chains, experimenting with menu changes to try to appeal to the masses. McDonald's is dropping at least two of their current menu items, with more possibly being taken off the menu as well, Reuters reported. Shares for McDonald's were down 0.2 percent this week, and in October, global restaurant sales fell for the first time in nine years. The economy has also hurt the industry, as less people are spending money on restaurants because they have less money to spend overall. Lastly, as more people look to eat healthier, they're eating less and less fast food. The obesity epidemic is an often talked about problem …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Did you ever deliver the newspaper?
1. It's Fire Prevention Week, and many towns are offering open houses and there is also fire prevention material available to the public by companies such as the National Fire Sprinkler Association. In Northborough, there is no official open house this year, but the department is visiting the schools for presentations. "A majority of the fire prevention outreach was at Applefest," said Chief David Durgin. 2. Registration is now open for "Cooking and Eating is Fun" starting in November at the Northborough Recreation Department. This after-school program (offered at Melican, Zeh and Proctor schools), shows kids how to cook, prepare and eat different types of food. 3. We're getting there, folks. The Downtown Improvement Project is cooking …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Results from the Department Public Health reveal that Northborough's got fewer overweight kids than many other towns.
According to results of a Body Mass Index screening conducted during the 2010-2011 school year by the Department of Public Health, Northborough is among the towns with the least number of obese and overweight students. Nearly one-third of Massachusetts students in grades 1, 4, 7 and 10 are overweight or obese, revealed the findings, as reported in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. The Northborough-Southborough school district ranked at 23.3 percent, joining Harvard and Lunenburg as others with low percentages. "Our schools do promote health and wellness … so does the town," said Susan Whitten, principal of the Zeh school. "The past few years, Northborough has emphasized 'building a healthy community,' with funds available." Whitten added…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Rotary Club gave a check to Algonquin for its new healthy eating program.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Information courtesy of Andy Dowd, Rotary Club and town clerk Michelle Gillespie, president of the Rotary Club of Northborough, presented a Rotary District 7910 Simplified Matching Grant for $2000 to Family and Consumer Science teacher Susan Halpin of Algonquin Regional High School. Also in the picture is Tom Mead, principal of the high school. This District Simplified matching grant will help fund a new course at Algonquin created by Sue Halpin called Senior Survival Healthy Eating Healthy Weight.