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Date:8/27/2007

ercent to 15 percent or less of the child's bodyweight. Children should carry only items they require for the day. The heaviest items in the backpack should be positioned closest to the back.
  • Encourage children to be active, in order to promote better muscle strength and flexibility, which makes it easier to carry a backpack.
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    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about backpack safety.



    -- Robert Preidt



    SOURCE: American Physical Therapy Association, news release, Aug. 14, 2007


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