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The Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) is a coalition comprised of representatives from statewide and local agencies, institutions, organizations, other coalitions and individuals who work together to advance the goals and objectives of the MOCAN Strategic Plan 2016-2020.


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.

MOCAN Strategic Plan 2016-2020 (pdf)

MOCAN Operating Principles (pdf)


Members will indicate their support of MOCAN’s vision, mission and guiding principles through a Member Agreement form.

Council Work Groups

MOCAN consists of a Steering Committee and seven Work Groups:

  1. Communications
  2. Food Systems
  3. Healthcare
  4. Physical Activity
  5. Policy
  6. Schools/Child Care
  7. Worksites

Additional interest groups may be convened as needed, e.g. membership, funding, evaluation, etc.

Responsibilities of Work Group members


Decisions are made by active participation in meetings, discussions, email and other communications. When a decision needs to be made, MOCAN works to reach a consensus of opinion. If consensus of the membership is not achieved, voting will take place. Each member will have one vote. Decisions by the general membership will be made by a majority of the members present.