Aug 22, 2007 — Childhood Obesity is a major public health problem in New York State. One in five North Country children are overweight. The Eat Well Play Hard Program was launched earlier this year across the region to help prevent childhood obesity and reduce long-term risks for chronic disease. It's part of a national project that promotes eating healthy and getting exercise. Jamie Bentley is coordinator of Eat Well Play Hard at the St. Lawrence County Health Initiative. She spoke with Todd Moe.