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Students weighed down by heavy backpacks, ‘text neck’

The Toronto Star – Vikki Ortiz

“For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has cautioned parents that backpacks should remain no more than 10 to 20 per cent of a child’s body weight to avoid strain on their backs that could lead to chronic pain later in life. Wearing two padded straps and making frequent stops at a locker or elsewhere to lighten a backpack’s load are also recommended, says Sarah Denny, a of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council for Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention.” (more)

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