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The Digestive System

What is the Digestive System?

This digestive system is the group of organs in your body that help to break down the food you eat. 

What is Digestion?

Digestion is when food and drink are broken into smaller pieces by the digestive tract. This makes it so your body can take in the nutrients, giving you energy to grow strong and healthy. 

Videos. Click to Watch!

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Audio. Click to Listen!

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Meet The Organs of Your Digestive Tract

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Mr. Mouth
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Mrs. Stomach
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Mr. Esophagus
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Mrs. Small Intestine
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Mr. Colon
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Meet The Helper Organs of Your Digestive Tract

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Mrs. Pancreas
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Mr. Liver
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Activities. Click for Fun!

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For Parents

Visit the Parent Resource Center on Transplant Unwrapped Kids for helpful downloads related to the digestive system and its importance in nutrient absorption.  A few useful resources are listed below.  

The Digestive System 

Visit our main website to learn more about the digestive system and how it impacts kids with short bowel and other gastrointestinal disorders.

Overview of the Digestive System 

A download for parents that explains the digestive tract and nutrient absorption. Important information when determining diet and nutrition for kids with short bowel and intestinal failure.