Tommy the Tummy

“Hi guys, my name is Tommy the Tummy and I am the body’s food blender.

I sit under Lucy the Lungs and above Gary the Gut.

I change the food you eat into soup using special liquids called hydrochloric acid and enzymes.

I keep food inside me for 2-4 hours. This is called digestion. When food leaves me it goes to my friend Gary the Gut.

I like it when you chew your food really well before you swallow it as this makes my job much easier.

I don’t like it when you drink while you eat as this dilutes the special liquids that I use to break down food.

Junk food, fast food, sweets and fizzy drinks can sometimes make me ache.

When this happens the other Body Bitz get very cross with me!”