• Food & Nutrition I and Food & Nutrition II
    EDHS Family & Consumer Sciences
    Mrs. Lane 

    Lab Safety

    Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,


    Foods labs are a vital part of the Food & Nutrition I & Food & Nutrition II curriculums.  Labs can be fun and exciting for all the students involved, but there are expectations and safety procedures that must be followed.  Please read and discuss the following expectations and procedures with your student.  I reserve the right as the teacher to exclude any student who does not demonstrate the appropriate behavior, maturity, and safety procedures necessary to perform a lab.  A signed safety contract must be on file at school BEFORE students can participate in lab activities.


    Procedural Expectations

    1. All students are expected to participate in lab.
    2. All food and lab safety and sanitation practices taught in class are expected to be followed.
    3. If a student (male or female) has hair long enough to be tied back with a hair restraint, one must be used.   Points will be deducted from lab grade for not using hair restraint. 
    4. No long necklaces, shirts or jackets with bulky or excessively long sleeves, or other clothing that could be seen as hazardous in the kitchen is not allowed. Shoes with a closed toe are highly recommended for lab.
    5. All students must wash hands before lab.
    6. No gum, candy, food, or drinks are allowed to be consumed during lab preparation or in the lab area.
    7. All foods prepared in lab must be eaten at the table with the lab group.  No food is allowed to leave the classroom.
    8. Accidents and mistakes happen, please alert the teacher when this occurs. 
    9. All students will have to complete a knife safety training.
    10. Students are not allowed in lab without the supervision of a FACS teacher. 


    Behavioral Expectations & Grading

    1.    Behavior must be appropriate to ensure safety for your student and all other participants.  If students are found being disruptive, instigating mischief, or risking the safety of themselves or others the student will be removed from class immediately, receive an office referral, and fail the lab for that day.

    2.   Working with others in one of the most important parts of a lab’s success.  Understand that you are a part of a team, though you may have a specific duty you must complete, that does not limit you from helping others in your group.

    3.   Lab grades are earned based on individual efforts.   Points will be deducted for lack of participation and/or lack of hair restraint.   

    4.   Students with a failing grade may be required to complete classwork rather than participating in lab based on teacher discretion. 

Last Modified on January 13, 2022