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 ...
The MOCAN Physical Activity work group used funds from a MOCAN grant to create this video of simple exercises to try at home or at work for stress relief and relaxation.
The Fit-Tastic! program, based out of Kansas City, is a great resource for families and providers supporting kids’ healthy habits.
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.
The MOCAN Physical Activity work group used funds from a MOCAN grant to create this video highlighting worksite wellness activities. Employees from Modine Manufacturing in Joplin, MO share the benefits of their daily stretching routine.
Learn about workplace wellness and how and why employers should invest in employee health. Presentation by Karla Voss from MO Department of Health and Senior Services.