What Happens to your Food?
Have you ever wondered What Happens to your Food when it slips and slides through your body? What happens inside your body?
OK Let’s Start
We all know food start with your mouth and what happens after that? After you swallow your food, it will go down through a tube to your stomach.
What does the stomach do?
Your stomach squeezes and mashes up the food. It also secrets a special “stomach juice” called digestive juice to help with the digestion of the food.
What Happen Next?
Once all the food is digested, it all goes through the tube to your small intestine. More “digestive juices” is found in the small intestine to make the food into smaller pieces. The tiny pieces of food are being sucked out through the side of the intestine and travel to the part of your body that needs them.
What Happen to the leftover food that a not used?
The left over food pieces will now make its way to the Large Intestine. They are now quite watery and sloppy. The Large intestine is wider but shorter than the small intestine. It sieve through the left over food pieces and sucks out the water, so the left over food pieces becomes sluggish and useless.
At the end of the journey, we have to let the unused food pieces out of our body – HOW? By visiting the toilet.
Something you can do with your children:
Mums and Dads, do some research about snails through Google about food – What happens after the food you have eaten? A good way to learn is through YouTube, TV programs or books.
Or books through the library or digital books from amazon.
This is the book that I used when my kids were younger and you can either get it from your local library, books shops or through Amazon.
This is a great book to share with your child.
WATCH HOW YOUR FOOD SLIPS AND SLIDES THROUGH YOUR BODY WITH THIS AMAZING BOOK! LIFT THE FLAPS TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE YOU WHEN YOU EAT.
Questions you can ask your children
(1) Classify food groups
(2) Learn about the body organs
(3) Learn what are proteins, carbohydrates etc.
(1) Colour of food – example- banana: yellow or green, vegetables – cucumber: green
(2) Talk about their favourite food
- Draw and colour-in
- Cut and paste
You can get your children to draw and apple or banana and colour in or you can cut and paste from the food catalogue.