Avoiding backpack injuries for kids

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Photo: Juanita Craig

A fully-loaded backpack should not weigh more than 15% of the user’s body weight and have well-padded shoulder straps. 

School will soon be back in session, and with the new school year come new schoolbooks, new supplies and new binders full of new homework. With so many new things on the horizon, parents would be wise to make sure their children don’t fall into bad old habits when it comes to backpack use.