September 16 – National School Backpack Awareness Day!!
For example: Lighten the load so it is no more than 10% of your child’s weight; heavy backpacks can cause falls and spinal damage. The number of orthopedic injuries in children has accelerated since backpacks grew. At least DON’T use just one strap on one shoulder! Go to the American Occupational Therapy Association website for information, activities, events and more!