Physical Health: Your Tummy Helps Your Brain- REALLY???

Kindergarten (Ages 4-5)

About the Story

This story describes how the stomach and brain work together to keep someone alive and healthy. 

  • Your body and your brain “talk” to each other. When you are hungry, your stomach (gastrointestinal system) sends signals to your brain to let you know that you are hungry. Your brain then tells your body to get food. 
  • Your brain needs energy. Your tummy, along with its friends the GI system, breaks down your food into energy that your brain can use. The food is then sent to the brain in the blood. 
  • Your brain and tummy are the perfect partners, they both need each other in order to do the work they need to do.