Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition

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Our statewide collaboration and strategic plan can help us move toward a healthier Missouri.


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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