This study analyzed in nutrient contents changes of adult’s favorite foods between March 2019 and July 2020 after policy implementation nutrient-poor foods based on special act on safety control of adult’s dietary life in Korea. Among adult’s favorite foods manufactured or sold in 2020 as well as 2019, calories and key nutrients in breads, ice creams and pizzas were improved in comparison to those in the other food groups. However, most of the changes in calories or key nutrient contents exist. The newly introduced candies, breads showed slightly greater improvements in calories and key nutrient contents than in 2019. On the other hand, some negative changes were found in newly introduced chocolates in comparison to previous ones. Overall, policy implementation on foods seemed to induce changes in nutrient contents of adult’s favorite foods. In particular, nutrition education is reported to have a positive impact on adult s frequency and preference for processed foods, and more systematic and continuous nutrition education measures should be devised to help adult as consumers selectively purchase healthy foods. This research is meaningful in that it is the first study to analyze the quality changes of adult’s favorite foods since the high-calorie and low-nutrient food management policy.
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