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.
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Meet The Organs of Your Digestive Tract
Meet The Helper Organs of Your Digestive Tract
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.
Visit our main website to learn more about the digestive system and how it impacts kids with short bowel and other gastrointestinal disorders.
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.