Designing a Healthy Cricket Tea
Activity Designing a Healthy Cricket Tea
Curriculum Area DT
NC Objectives CPSHE: 3a) & DT: 1a), 1b), 1d), 2f)

Main learning objective

To understand the benefits of a healthy diet and the benefits of different food types.


Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 15 minutes
  • As a class hold a quick discussion about healthy and unhealthy foods and meals.
  • Discuss why a cricketer needs to keep to a healthy diet and what this might include.
  • Discuss all of the types of foods we need to create a balanced diet (Vitamins, Fibre, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Minerals & Fats) and why we need a balanced diet. Look at each individual food type and identify why each one is important in its own way. Use ‘4.2 Designing a Healthy Cricket Tea – Supporting Material' to aid discussion. Identify one missing feature from the diet (water) and how this is equally important.


Main Activity 35 Minutes
  • The pupils work in groups to design their own healthy cricket tea, to be eaten in between innings, and to include a balanced diet. They must design a variety of dishes and choices, e.g sandwiches, fruit, pasta, cake, wraps, etc. Begin with a list of choices of food and if there is time present their tea in picture format.
  • Use ‘ 4.2 Designing a Healthy Cricket Tea-Activity' worksheet to design a tea menu. Also use www.nutrition.org.uk/upload/WEB%20BOGH06.ppt to help with ideas.
  • Possibly look at http://www.nutrition.org.uk/upload/Nutrient%20Cards.pdf to view the nutrient content of various foods and visit www.dole5aday.com/Kids/Friends/K_Main.jsp and click on the fruits and vegetables to find out how each one is beneficial to us.
  • Think carefully about the small details, such as the type of bread, type of milk, use of butter, etc.


Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Move around the class and each group can feedback to the rest of the class about the chosen menu.
Interactive Resources

The following resource is available as an interactive activity within this module. Click on the link below to access it from the Supporting Material section. Alternatively you can download this material in non-interactive document form from the Downloads section.

  • A Balanced Diet – An interactive illustration providing a description of each major food group.