Matt and Maria have now received and begun to eat their Chinese takeout. They have accomplished biting off a portion of a piece of their General Tso’s chicken and rice and proceeded to chew and swallow. For this report, you will describe the path the chicken and rice follows and the physiological processing that take place to convert the chicken and rice into their nutritional components that can be used by the body for energy and homeostatic processes. 3. What role does the autonomic nervous system play in controlling the movement of food through the digestive tract? What other physical or physiological factors can impact the movement of food though the digestive tract?