About MoCAN

The Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MoCAN) is a coalition comprised of representatives from statewide and local agencies, institutions, organizations, other coalitions or individuals who work together to advance the goals and objectives of the statewide plan, Preventing Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases, Missouri’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan.

The health and quality of life of Missourians will be significantly improved through healthy eating and active living.

MoCAN fosters and supports healthy eating and active living through policy and environmental changes to measurably improve the health and quality of life of Missouri residents.

The 2014 MoCAN Healthcare Award Recipient is Dr. Sarah Gordon, a pediatrician in Jefferson City who works in the community to increase awareness of the importance of good nutrition and physical activity. Watch the Healthy Living Award video to learn more about the work Dr. Gordon is doing in her community.

Youth Media Contest poster

MoCAN Youth Media Contest

Congratulations to the winners! Check out the Youth Media Contest page to see the winning posters.

People participating in healthy activities

MoCAN brochure (pdf)

MoCAN Strategic Plan (pdf)