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The science of nutrition and healthy eating
The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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1.4 The path your food travels

In the following activity you will test your knowledge of the order in which food passes through the human digestive system.

Activity 1 Follow the food journey.

Timing: Allow approximately 15 minutes.

In what order does food pass through the human digestive system on its journey through the body?

a. 

stomach, oesophagus, liver, large intestine, rectum


b. 

oesophagus, stomach, liver, large intestine, rectum


c. 

oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum


d. 

stomach, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, rectum


The correct answer is c.

c. 

Correct.

You may find 2.1.2 Digestive system of a pig useful.