Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients

Overview / Objectives

Before your body can use the nutrients from the food you eat, your body must first digest the food and absorb the nutrients. This module explains the digestion process. After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the process of digestion.
  • Name the parts of the body that participate in the digestion process.
  • Describe what happens to food as it travels through the digestive tract.