The American Occupational Therapy Association ( AOTA) celebrates National School Backpack Awareness Day annually on the third Wednesday of each September. This year it is being celebrated on September 18, 2019. The following are tips provided by AOTA when wearing a backpack.
* A child’s backpack should weigh no more than about 10% of their body weight. * When loading items in the backpack keep the heaviest items closest to the child’s back * Distribute weight evenly by using both straps * Adjust shoulder straps so the pack fits snugly