MoCAN Overview

Definition
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 (from this point on, called the Plan).

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

II. Council Work Groups
MoCAN consists of a Steering Committee and seven Work Groups:

  1. Schools/Child Care
  2. Food Systems
  3. Worksites
  4. Messages
  5. Healthcare
  6. Policy
  7. Built Environment

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

III. Decision-Making
Decisions are made by active participation in meetings, discussions, e-mail 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.

MoCAN Operating Principles (pdf)