Backpack Safety: “Pack It Light, and Wear It Right!”
Ali Gorman, RN, from 6ABC reported, "From 1st grade to college, backpacks have become an essential for all the things students schlep around. Occupational therapist Dr. Paula Kramer says more than half of all backpacks also carry a serious problem. Dr. Kramer says a loaded pack shouldn't weigh more than 10 to 15 per cent of a child's body weight."
Watch Dr. Kramer share back-to-school backpack safety tips on: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/health&id=7000211