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Do You Know About The Impact Of Backpacks?

Do You Know About The Impact Of Backpacks?

Aching backs and shoulders? Tingling arms? Weakened muscles? Stooped posture? Does your child have these symptoms after wearing a heavy school backpack? Carrying too much weight in a pack or wearing it the wrong way can lead to pain and strain. The facts about...
Parents And Caregivers Can Help With Backpacks

Parents And Caregivers Can Help With Backpacks

Loading a Pack • Backpack should weigh no more than about 15% of his or her body weight. • Load heaviest items closest to the back of the pack. • Arrange books and materials so they won’t slide around in the backpack. • Check what your child carries to school and...
Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

Across the country, backpack events educate parents, students, educators and school administrators, and communities about the serious health effects that backpacks that are too heavy or worn improperly have on children. Be Aware Of These Facts 1. More than 79 million...