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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 and 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.

MOCAN Strategic Plan (pdf)

MOCAN Operating Principles (pdf)

Membership

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

Decision-Making

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.