The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends children not carry over their shoulder backpacks greater than 15 percent of their body weight. This figure may vary (i.e., 10 to 20 percent) depending on the child's body strength and fitness. (July BOD 2013) (2013 COD)
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Backpack Safety in Children