Backpack Awareness Day

There are more than 79 million U.S. Students who use backpacks on a daily basis. On September 26, 2018, join AOTA's National School Backpack Awareness Day by hosting your own event. Occupational Therapists, teachers and students will learn how to “Live Life To Its Fullest”. This program will help educate students and adults on how they can protect themselves from back pain that can be the result of carrying heavy backpacks, purses or briefcases. Visit AOTA’s website to find out more information on holding your own Backpack Awareness Day event in your school.