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.

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

Mission
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.


Changing the Future of Childhood Obesity:
Aligning and Amplifying Statewide Efforts

Flyer for Childhood Obesity ConferenceApril 21-22, 2015
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Columbia, MO

MoCAN is sponsoring this statewide conference to showcase publically vetted recommendations to advance prevention and treatment for childhood obesity, align statewide actions to implement those recommendations, and highlight exciting new insights and approaches. Health care providers, public health practitioners and others interested in the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity should attend.

To register visit: muconf.missouri.edu/mocan


Know a healthcare professional or pre-professional student who promotes healthy eating or active living in their community?
Nominate them for the 4th Annual MoCAN Excellence in Connecting Health to Community Award! Deadline for applications is March 23, 2015.


People participating in healthy activities

MoCAN brochure (pdf)

MoCAN Strategic Plan (pdf)