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 values guiding MOCAN's plan:
- Nutrition and activity – Healthy eating and physical activity promotes overall health and prevents or improves chronic disease outcomes.
- Evidence-based approach – Evidence-based approaches must be used to improve nutrition and increase physical activity.
- Many levels of influence – For approaches to be effective, individual, local and state stakeholders must support the changes being implemented.
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Event date: April 20, 2023
Event time: | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
In our 2nd conference of the year, MOCAN will be showcasing the Food Systems Work Group's research findings on college student food insecurity and utilization of SNAP benefits. After a brief overview, we will have a panel discussion on best practices ...
Publication date: Jan. 5, 2022
Purpose & StructureThe Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) is a coalition composed of representatives from statewide and local agencies, institutions, organizations, other coalitions, and individuals who collaborate to implement ...
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 ...
The Fit-Tastic! program, based out of Kansas City, is a great resource for families and providers supporting kids’ healthy habits.
Feeding Missouri is a coalition of the six Missouri Food Banks working to provide hunger relief to every county (and St. Louis City) in the state.
Learn about the Total Worker Health® approach to building a healthy and productive workforce. Presentation by Diane S. Rohlman from Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) publication about the challenges families are dealing with to maintain healthy habits during the Covid-19 pandemic.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidance for pediatricians as they counsel children, adolescents & their families about COVID-19 precautions with emphasis on the importance of continuing individualized treatment for obesity & its related ...
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidance to help pediatricians recognize the new barriers to a healthy lifestyle that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the need to continue to address already existing challenges to a healthy ...