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

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5 Summary

This week, you looked at what happens to your food after you eat it. You also looked at the path food travels through your body and how food is broken down inside your body. We hope you enjoyed carrying out the liver experiment!

You should now be able to understand:

  • the journey of food through the digestive system
  • how different foods are broken down to allow their absorption
  • what each food group does in the body for metabolism.

Next week, you will look at the importance of keeping your body hydrated.

You can now go to Week 3 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .