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Student Lab Manual

Nutrition and Food Science Lab Manual

Welcome to the Food Lab of Serangoon Garden Secondary School. You will embark on a wonderful journey, but before you begin, here are some important pointers you have to take note to ensure a safe and pleasant experience.


Theory Lessons

Before the start of the lesson, you have to:

  • arrive in class punctually
  • line up in twos outside the Food Lab
  • wait for teacher’s instructions before entering the classroom

At the start of the lesson, always remember to;

  • place your bags at the back of the lab, but do not block the door
  • bring along your Textbook, Workbook and stationery
  • sit at your allocated seating
  • greet teacher

During Lesson, you are

  • work purposefully and not misbehave
  • not allowed to leave the classroom without permission
  • obtain a pass from the teacher if you need to leave the classroom
  • not allowed to take or use any materials form Food lab without teacher’s permission
  • not allowed to use vulgarities at all times (School values: Respect)

At the end of each lesson, always ensure that

  • all chairs are in an orderly manner
  • litter have been cleared
  • all materials used have been returned to its proper place
  • thank teacher and leave the lab in an orderly manner


Practical Sessions

For all practical sessions, you are expected to obey the 5 laws:

  1. Rights to Hygiene
  • Put on apron at all times, remove only when you leave the lab.
  • Nails are to be kept short and clean. Hair must be tidy. Girls to tie long hair back.
  1. Rights to Listen
  • Listen to teacher’s instructions at all times.
  1. Rights to Cleanliness
  • Wash your hand before and after handling food.
  • Do not sneeze or cough into food.
  • Use separate chopping board when cutting raw and cooked food.
  • Throw rubbish in the bin provided.
  • Clear used towels into pails provided.
  1. Rights to a Clean Environment
  • Use only what is required (ingredients/utensils). Do not remove excess ingredients from the lab.
  • No eating is allowed unless for food tasting and sensory evaluation purposes.
  1. Rights to Safety
  • No running in the lab at all times.
  • Do not leave stove unattended during cooking.
  • Switch of gas and electrical switches after each practical.

Report any accidents to the teacher, even if it is a minor one. If all of you play your part, everyone will have a wonderful & exciting time in the lab.