Journal of Healthy Eating and Active Living

Current Issue

Vol. 1 No. 3 (2021)
Published September 23, 2021

JHEAL is an international, online, open-access, quarterly, peer-reviewed journal focused on publishing high-quality studies in the areas of active living and healthy eating.  Of particular interest are studies of the interactional nature between active living and/or healthy eating and the “environment”, broadly defined to include social, cultural, economic, political, natural, virtual and built dimensions. Papers that report on multi-level studies and interventions are also welcome.  We publish full length reports, brief communications, meta-analyses, scoping reviews, translational and practice-based research, policy and systems change evaluations, natural experiment studies, case studies, notes from the field, commentaries, and systematic reviews. Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies are all encouraged.  Because we value the application of research, we invite submissions from researchers as well as practice- and policy-oriented submissions from practitioners, policy makers, and advocates. Research and practice/policy papers will have separately-labeled sections, and reviewers with appropriate expertise will be selected.  We are also open to publishing digital media files including maps, visualizations and other modern media.  


Research Full Report

Lauren E. Mullenbach, Lincoln Larson, Myron Floyd, Oriol Marquet, Jing-Huei Huang, Claudia Alberico, J. Aaron Hipp
Neighborhood built environment impacts park use of diverse, low-income mothers and their children
Thomas Bias, Shay Daily, Christiaan Abildso, Heather Venrick, Elizabeth Shay, Samantha Moyers, Adam Hege, Vaike Haas, Angela Dyer, Robert Broce, Richard Christiana
Systematic observation of physical distancing behaviors of trail users during the COVID-19 pandemic
Timothy Walker, Derek Craig, Jacob Szeszulski, Maria Fernandez
Examining the Validity and Reliability of Measures for Individual-Level Constructs related to Implementation of School-Based Physical Activity Approaches

Research Review

Mary Wolfe, Noreen McDonald, Emily Ussery, Stephanie George, Kathleen Watson
Systematic Review of Active Travel to School Surveillance in the United States And Canada
Richard W. Christiana, Gina M. Besenyi, Jeanette Gustat, Teresa H. Horton, Teresa L. Penbrooke, Courtney L. Schultz
A Scoping Review of the Health Benefits of Nature-Based Physical Activity
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Call for Papers

JHEAL is now accepting papers for its next issue.  Please consult the Instructions to Authors before submitting your article.

Apply to be a Reviewer

Quality peer review is essential to the success of any journal.  We invite you to apply to become a member of our review board.  Email your CV and research areas to and a list of your research interests and we will review your application in a timely fashion. 

In recognition of your service, all reviewers who have reviewed a paper in the past year will receive 10% off of their Article Processing Fee (APF).  This is cumulative and reviewers of multiple papers can stack discounts up to 30%.