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A backpack safety program for seventh grade students at Esko.

Kristen Gates

on 23 January 2014

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Who are we?
It is recommended that you carry no more than 10-15 pounds in your backpack.
studies show...
Students your age carry up to 25% of their body weight in their backpacks
Increased back pain and injuries
Misuse of backpacks NOW leads to health problems later
53% of you said you were not confident in your ability to properly pack your backpack.
What About You?
Only 1 out of 3 of you said you have been taught to properly pack your backpacks.
Why is a healthy back important?
Packing for Success Activity
pack heavy items at the bottom
use separate compartments
place flat items against your back
place pointed/oddly shaped objects away from your body
Step 1
What do I need?
Step 2
Where do I pack the items that I need?
What we covered
backpack safety ...what we know
importance of a healthy back
what you told us
packing for success
Survey & Handouts
Thank You!
Focus on Packing
Packing for Success Activities
What does 10 pounds feel like?
Any Questions?
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