Healthy Habits: How Heavy Is Your Child’s Backpack?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
When kids carry more than 10% of their body weight, injuries can lead to health problems lasting into adulthood Schools are in session across the U.S. and more than 79 million backpack-carrying students are settling into new routines – some of which include bringing the same items home each afternoon. Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again.