Journal of Healthy Eating and Active Living

Current Issue

Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022)
Published March 11, 2022

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.  



Justin B. Moore, Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Jay E. Maddock
The $100,000 Pyramid

Research Full Report

Sydney Miller, Celina Shirazipour, Aimee Fata Holmes, Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, Kayla de la Haye
Diet and Physical Activity Behaviors of Families Receiving Maternal and Child Health Services: The Perspective of the Home Visitor
Keisha England, Bethany Forseth, Maheen Bangash, Rohit Bhagat, Megan Murray, Dana Bakula, Ann M. Davis, PhD, MPH, ABPP
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthy Lifestyles in Rural Families
Katharine Halfacre, PhD, David R. Buys, PhD, Megan E. Holmes, PhD, Erin King, Jacinda Roach, PhD
Barriers to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in the Mississippi Delta
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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%.