Backpack Safety: How to Properly Wear a Backpack

Itâ??s back to school season and that means students are hitting the books. Often everything a child needs at school can be found in one place, on their back. From books and notebooks to pencils and other school supplies, it all gets toted around in a backpack, but all the stuff can really add up in weight. Dr. Charles Lehnardt, D.O., with Kirksville Family Medicine stopped by the set of Good Morning Heartland to break it down for us. Dr. Lehnardt recommends bags not weigh more than 10% to 15% of the studentâ??s body weight. WATCH VIDEO above to learn more.

Kirksville Family Medicine

Gutensohn Clinic

800 West Jefferson