How heavy should your child’s backpack be?

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With the return to school this week for all the school-aged children out there, we thought a timely question for parents is:
Do you know how heavy your child’s backpack (fully loaded) should be (at the most!)?

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Answer:  less than 10% of your child’s body weight!   For example, if your child weighs 30kgs, their backpack should weigh no more than 3kgs.
To read more about backpacks and general activity guidelines for your children, follow the link below:
http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/APAWCM/Advocacy/APAWCM/Advocacy/Campaigns/BackToSchool.aspx?_zl=9921517&_zs=505697216