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Tips for Parents and Educators on School Backpack Safety
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 Tips for Parents and Educators on School Backpack Safety

 

September 21, 2011 is National School Backpack Awareness Day

 

 

Bethesda, MD—Low back pain experienced by children and teens can often carry into adulthood.

 

 Preventing pain from occurring in childhood and adolescence is one goal of The American Occupational Therapy Association’s backpack safety awareness campaign.

 

 As families shop for school backpacks, AOTA offers tips on what to look for and how to pack backpacks, http://www.aota.org/News/Consumer/Backpack-Day.aspx.

 

Resources for parents, educators and health professionals are available at http://www.aota.org/Practitioners/Awareness/School-Backpack-Awareness.aspx.

 

Boston University Professor and ergonomics expert Karen Jacobs is available for interviews, http://www.aota.org/DocumentVault/Media/Jacobs.aspx.

 

Parents and other adults can learn safe ways to tote briefcases and purses, too, http://www.aota.org/News/Consumer/Backpack-Day.aspx

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