Rural School Kids Suffer Malnutrition

While childhood obesity expands in China’s cities, many children in impoverished rural areas still suffer from chronic malnutrition and hunger. Lan Fang and Wang Heyan at Caixin Online report that research into the problem...

For China’s ‘Left-Behind Kids,’ A Free Lunch

NPR’s Louisa Lim reports on journalist Deng Fei’s efforts to provide nutritious lunches for schoolchildren in China’s countryside. The children are caught on the wrong side of China’s wealth divide: most...

China Wrestles with Growing Obesity (Update)

Obesity rates in China are on the rise. From Calum MacLeod, of USA Today: The once-slim Chinese nation, kept thin by poverty and communist policies in the 20th century, is now on the fast track to a U.S.-style obesity crisis....

Chinese Cities Wake up to a New Superfood: Yak Milk

Milk from Tibetan yaks is being sold as the new superfood in Chinese cities, as may catch on amid the contaminated milk crisis, the Guardian reports (with video): At 24 yuan (£2) for a small 250ml carton, Feifan – meaning...


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