Hi guys this is Jessica! Come and join her on her lunch adventure!
As Jessica puts the food in her mouth her teeth chomp it up and saliva breaks it down into mush. When she is done, the broken down food goes down a slide called the esophagus.
The food then arrives to the end of the esophagus and falls into the pool made of enzymes. Enzymes are proteins that chemically break down the food even more.
Once the food gets really itty bitty it moves through a tunnel called the small intestines. When it is there, nutrients and water get sucked back into the body. The remaining parts move into the large intestine
The large intestine is a bigger tunnel after the small intestine. In this tunnel bacteria breaks down the remains and pushes through to the rectum. Now it is what you would call poop.
The anus holds the poop and collects it until it is ready to finish its journey out the anus. So that is the journey your food takes every time you eat. Speaking of the end of a journey I have to go to the the bathroom! Bye!!