The digestion process

Videos: The process of digestion

Discover the process of digestion.


Explore the needs and requirements for energy in the diet.


Explore the needs and requirements for nutrients in the diet.

Dietary fibre and water

Explore the needs for dietary fibre and water.


Explore the effect of alcohol in the diet.

Nutritional needs

Explore different nutritional needs.

The digestion process

Explore the digestion of food.

This section provides information to help teach about the digestion of food. Two PowerPoint presentations, at foundation level or extension level, provide an overview of digestion in the human body. Note sheets can also be downloaded to support revision notes being made by students. A fact sheet containing a summary of the digestion process is also available.


Why not also try our new online quizzes on Kahoot, a game-based learning platform, which correspond to each of the lectures. The link with instructions on how to play can be found at the end of each PowerPoint or on the link below. For further support using Kahoot, take a look at our kahoot user guide.


Kahoot Digestion quiz

PowerPoint presentations:

Note sheets:


Fact sheet:


CommNet is an EU project that communicates food, fisheries, agriculture and biotechnology research to young people.

To support this the CommNet FAB Toolkit has been created.  Careful consideration has been placed on the learning needs of children and young people, as well as the concepts introduced. Educators are free to select the resources most suitable to the learning needs of their children and young people, supporting those with special educational needs.

The toolkit is divided into four phases:

Digestion resources: