THEMATIC BACKPACK PLAN
ECE 214 Nutrition and Health Of Children and Families
December 14, 2014
Backpacks are very important to many people, especially students. Carrying several books from school or from any place is almost impossible. Books are heavier than some of us realize. So when we collect an item/items, backpacks is frequently the best place for safe keeping. Backpacks are also a good idea when we need to use the item/items again. They are convenient for students, employees, travelers, and shopping. The possibilities are endless. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and large or small with different compartments. Grownups use backpacks as well as college students, for books, lunch and many other reasons. So backpacks are a very popular, necessary, convenient accessory.
“Unfortunately Children are carrying backpacks that are 25, 30, and 40% of their body weight, says New York City chiropractor John Vilkelis. “As the backpack gets heavier, they alter their posture more, they lean forward to support the weight, and it can cause all kinds of different injuries to their back and neck” (By, T. P., (2012).
It is suggested by doctors that backpacks for children should not weight more than 5% to 10% of a child’s body weight.
One-strap backpacks have become popular among teens, but causes the worst pain. The best backpacks has should have two padded straps and an abdominal belt. If possible, rolling backpacks should be used, but some schools have banned them to avoid falls in the halls and avoid crowding in classrooms. Dr. John Vilkelis also recommended that parents meet with a chiropractor the damages that heavy backpacks may cause to a child’s spine (By, T. P. (2002).
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