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

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The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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?


stomach, oesophagus, liver, large intestine, rectum


oesophagus, stomach, liver, large intestine, rectum


oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum


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

The correct answer is c.



You may find 2.1.2 Digestive system of a pig useful.


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