Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition
The Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) is a partner-driven council that is housed in Columbia with MU Extension and is composed of professionals across the state from diverse backgrounds (e.g., educators, government officials, healthcare providers, nonprofit representatives, etc.). Through statewide networking, organizations work together to implement and support policy changes that will improve the health and quality of life of Missourians.
These are the three major beliefs guiding MOCAN's plan:
- Nutrition and activity - A balance between nutrition and physical activity efforts is required to prevent and control obesity.
- Science-based approach - Science-based approaches must be used to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.
- Many levels of influence - For approaches to be effective, many levels of influence must support the changes being implemented.
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Publication date: Jan. 9, 2019
The workplae is an important venue to address nutrition and physical activity issues. The WorkWell Missouri Toolkit was developed to assist businesses in starting, adding to or maintaining a wellness program for their staff. Unlike other resource ...
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) has been working to eradicate poverty-related hunger & undernutrition in the United States for 50 years. This webpage provides free resources & tools to educate & equip providers to effectively screen & intervene ...
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) has been working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States for 50 years. This paper outlines the impact of poverty, food insecurity, & poor nutrition on health & well-being.
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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidance documents can help pediatricians support children struggling to access nutritious food & engage in physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those who have obesity.