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: Feb. 5, 2024 - April 28, 2024
This program is about improving the amount of time spent doing physical activity. Any activity where your body is moving counts! Keep track of what you do during the week, and once a week you will log your activity online.The process is easy! A link ...
Event date: Oct. 1, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2023
The Missouri Council for Activity & Nutrition's Physical Activity Work Group is introducing its "Fall Into Fitness" initiative! With a no-cost registration, you'll have access to weekly challenges coming from experts throughout MOCAN within all ...
Publication date: July 14, 2023
The worksite 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 ...
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 ...
App to help you select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables, which are listed by their growing season. Nutrients, health benefits and simple recipes are included as well.
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.
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.
February 2019 – Actions and accomplishments towards aligning Missouri efforts to a comprehensive approach for prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, from MOCAN Healthy Weight Advisory Committee (HWAC)
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.