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Foodoir is a mem­oir that in­cludes recipes or that is fo­cused on food, meals, or cook­ing. In more sen­ti­men­tal va­ri­eties of the foodoir, the au­thor em­barks on an emo­tional jour­ney, re­turn­ing to his or her an­ces­tor’s roots. Many have recipes too.

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Item­fromJan13,1982,in Chi­naDaily:Farm­er­sofLin­ji­a­caoBri­gadeinQinpu Coun­ty­ofShang­hairushto buy­ton­ics,alux­u­ryun­think­able­for­many­be­fore­the­new pol­i­cy­brought­pros­per­ity.

Ton­ics are not pop­u­lar in China any­more.

In­stead, peo­ple pay more at­ten­tion to weight con­trol, healthy di­ets, bal­anced nutri­tion as well as keep­ing fit.

Like in other de­vel­op­ing coun­tries, many peo­ple have be­come over­weight in China in re­cent years due to poor eat­ing habits.

Glob­ally, the num­ber of over­weight and obese chil­dren un­der age 5 has reached 42 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The growth rate of this group in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries is 30 per­cent higher than in de­vel­oped coun­tries, the WHO said in Oc­to­ber.

Food that is heavy in fat and sugar, such as fast food and car­bon­ated bev­er­ages, is fre­quently con­sumed by peo­ple in de­vel­op­ing coun­tries.

At the same time, a grow­ing preva­lence of video games and cars has lim­ited the time most peo­ple spend on phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

Re­cent stud­ies showed that more than 80 per­cent of Chi­nese are not hav­ing a healthy break­fast. Chil­dren, women and peo­ple liv­ing in poverty-stricken ar­eas are more likely to not have a nu­tri­tious break­fast, they said.

The cen­tral gov­ern­ment’s Healthy China 2030 plan has a goal of in­creas­ing the av­er­age Chi­nese life ex­pectancy to 79 years, and achiev­ing the same health out­comes as rich coun­tries by 2030.

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