Today is National School Backpack Awareness Day


Today is National School Backpack Awareness Day and the American Occupational Therapy Association offers some great tips for parents in the form of simple infographics. The first offers statistics on the number of injuries and the recommended weight that children should limit backpacks to. The second infographic offers parents and caregivers recommendations of features to look for when selecting and purchasing a backpack as well as tips for lightening the load carried by children.

Backpack injuries

Learn more and get more resources at AOTA. Here are more tips for parents from The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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