About Us

 Welcome to the QUALITY website!


QUALITY is short for QUebec Adipose and Lifestyle InvesTigation in Youth. The main purpose of the study is to increase understanding of the natural history of cardiovascular disease risk factors and Type 2 diabetes in children. Our findings will help program planners design effective health promotion and disease prevention interventions.

A total of 630 children and their parents, as well to 381 schools, are participating. They are helping us to recognize the early signs of cardiovascular disease and of diabetes. This accomplishment would not be possible without the ongoing collaboration of families, elementary school personnel, and school boards. We are tremendously grateful to them.   

We created this website to allow participating families, schools and collaborators to keep up to date with the study's progress, learn about the latest findings, and share their ideas with us. Please browse our site and let us know what you think!