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MOCAN Initiatives

Childhood Obesity Priority Actions

Given the magnitude and complexities of obesity, MOCAN is participating in transformative and multilevel approaches to impact this epidemic in Missouri.

WorkWell Missouri

The WorkWell Missouri initiative aims to help employers create environmental changes and workplace policies that make it easy for employees to initiate and follow through with voluntary health behavior changes. Visit the MU Extension Workplace Wellness website to learn more about valuable resources/tools, such as the WorkWell Missouri Toolkit and the Workplace Wellness Award, that were created as a part of this initiative.

Eat Smart in Parks and Eat Smart, Play Hard

Eat Smart in Parks (ESIP) and Eat Smart, Play Hard (ESPH) are statewide efforts aimed at promoting healthier eating options in Missouri’s state and local parks and schools. These efforts include the development of a model policy that guides parks and schools in serving healthier options, training to assist them with using the guidelines, and materials to promote healthier items.

Missouri Livable Streets

Missouri Livable Streets is working with cities and towns across the state to help create safer, more active and vibrant neighborhoods across Missouri.

Missouri Farm to School

Also known as Farm to Institution, this project involves purchasing and using locally and regionally grown and raised products in schools, hospitals, child care centers, universities, prisons and other institutional settings.

Live Like Your Life Depends On It (LLYLDOI)

This campaign encourages and helps Missourians to live healthier lives through four core messages: eat smart, move more, be tobacco free, and get recommended health screenings. MOCAN promotes “eat smart” and “move more” as those are the targeted behaviors for policy and environmental changes encouraged by member organizations.