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Backpack Safety

Health-Alrt_SeptDon’t Let “Back to School” Be a Pain in the Back

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, a backpack should weigh no more than 10 per cent of your child’s body weight. In order to protect your child from pain and potential injuries to the lower back, shoulders or follow the simple guidelines for backpack safety provided to you by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

September 16, 2015 is “National School Backpack Awareness Day” sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association.