Scoil Mhairtin National School, Kilworth pupils, Shauna O'Driscoll and Rebecca Feehan who took part in the Food Is Funky workshop in Teagasc Moorepark recently. (John Ahern)

A group of 42 pupils from St Martin’s National School in Kilworth visited Teagasc Moorepark this week to take part in “Food is Funky – but what happens after you swallow” workshops.

These hands on workshops allow the kids to follow the process of digestion and doing so transform breakfast cereal into poo! Kids learn about food and about all the different organs involved in the digestive system.

Knowing what happens the food they eat every day is of great interest to them and it encourages a food awareness which promotes healthy eating.

The “Food is Funky – but what happens after you swallow it” workshops were developed by Eva McArdle at the APC Microbiome Institute under the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme.


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