• Anticipates food using senses including sight, smell, touch, sound and taste
  • Feeling hungry and wanting to eat
  • Opening and closing of lips, and able to clear utensils
  • Jaw movement to break down and form the bolus (piece of food ready to swallow)
  • Tongue Movement to move this to the back of your mouth
  • Initiation of swallow
  • Protection of airway
  • Food travels to the stomach

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