• Reduce total backpack weight by an average of 6 lbs (10-15% of bodyweight)
  • Collect data on backpack weight and contents
  • Identify potential strategies for reducing weight of the backpack
  • Consult with medical experts on recommendations, potential problems and solutions
  • Team with parents, teachers, students and administration to identify and implement strategies to reduce weight
  • Educate and build awareness on how to select, pack and carry backpacks
  • Share findings with others
  • Ongoing monitoring and education