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.

Youth Media Contest poster

MoCAN Youth Media Contest

How would you tell other teens to eat healthy foods and be physically active? Tell us how in a poster or short video. Have fun with it and win big prizes! Contest for Missouri youth, ages 11-14. Entry deadline is April 25, 2014. Visit the Youth Media Contest page to learn more.

Know a healthcare professional or pre-professional student who promotes healthy eating or active living in their community? Nominate them for the MoCAN 3rd Annual Excellence in Connecting Health to Community Award! Deadline for applications is April 21, 2014.

People participating in healthy activities

MoCAN brochure (pdf)

MoCAN Strategic Plan (pdf)