Sarah Almond Bushell: BDA-Registered Freelance Dietitian, Eastbourne, UK

Private Practice Dietitian: Eastbourne, United Kingdom

MPhil, BSc (Hons) RD

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My name is Sarah and I am a Registered Dietitian, Children’s Nutritionist & baby weaning expert.  

I help mums with weaning by giving them clarity through the minefield of information, so they know exactly what to do helping them feel confident and inspired. I do this by writing blogs, delivering an online weaning course, developing recipes, creating videos’ and selling weaning guides. I also offer a small number of virtual 1:1 appointments.

I’m also an Advanced SOS trained Feeding Therapist and so also support mums of toddlers mend their mealtime battles by helping them problem solve their toddlers food and feeding behaviour and inspire them with meal plans and recipes so that they nurture kids who have a healthy relationship with food. I do this via my membership programme called the Happy healthy Eaters Club and via 1:1 virtual appointments.

I bring over 21 years of experience in nutrition & dietetics in both the NHS and private practice.

Business Details:

The Children's Nutritionist

The Children's Nutritionist is my business and I help both families and businesses by providing expertise in nutrition for babies and young children.

I offer a 'power hour' for brands, businesses or parents who would like an hour of my time to discuss food, nutrition and feeding.

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Face-to-Face Consultations

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My name is Sarah and I'm an experienced children's dietitian, nutritionist and baby weaning expert, having supported families for over 20 years. I offer one to one virtual consultations with families tackling weaning problems and fussy eating issues. You can book a 'Power Hour' with me here https://thechildrensnutritionist.as.me

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Industry Services

  • Apps
  • Articles
  • BUSINESS CONSULTING
  • Books
  • Consumer Press
  • Digital Health
  • FOOD
  • MEDIA /PR / MARKETING / ADVERTISING
  • Marketing research
  • New product development
  • PRIVATE PRACTICE
  • RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
  • Radio
  • Recipe development
  • Social media content creation
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • TV
  • WRITING & EDITING
  • Web

Clinical Expertise

  • Health Promotion / Public Health / Mother and Child
  • Healthy Eating / Lifestyle / Behaviour / Wellness
  • Teenagers / Child Nutrition
  • allergies
  • diabetes
  • diets
  • early years nutrition
  • fussy eater
  • metabolic health
  • paediatric
  • pregnancy & pre-conception
  • vegetarian diet
  • weight management

Geographical Areas Covered

  • Europe
  • International
  • UK

Products by Sarah Almond Bushell

Baby Nutrition & Weaning Online Course
Courses / Programmes / Workshops
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Started Weaning Playbooks & Portion Size Guide
eBooks & BooksHandouts / Diet Sheets
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Recent Posts from Sarah Almond Bushell's Blog

Why children grow up having unhealthy relationships with food and how to avoid them

27 July 2020

Why children grow up having unhealthy relationships with food and how to avoid themA collaboratively written blog by Gabriella Goodchild RD, The Healthful Dietitian and Sarah Almond Bushell RD, The Children’s Nutritionist.If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.In this blog we’re going to…

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How to get a child to eat when they refuse meals

20 July 2020

This blog is sponsored by the Happy Healthy Eaters Club . A club all about supporting mums and dads do the very best for their children when it comes to food and feeding. It’s a club for members who want to learn all about how to nourish a child completely. We’ll provide you with the answers to…

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Which foods will help my toddler to gain weight?

13 July 2020

If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.My child is too thin, how can I help them gain weight?Some children struggle to gain weight or grow as expected, which may be because they cannot manage to eat enough food to meet their nutritional requirements,…

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The 3 pillars behind everything I do – My NOURISH – NURTURE – THRIVE Continuum

06 July 2020

I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to come up with a way of describing to you what me and my business is really all about. I love being a Paediatric Dietitian and I really thrive on helping people which is part of the reason why I still do my NHS role alongside running ‘The…

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Why you should pay close attention to the first 1000 days of your baby's life

15 June 2020

You might have heard the phrase ‘The first 1000 days’. It’s a unique window of opportunity in your little ones development (1) .What happens in this phase is responsible for shaping your child’s future health and development for the rest of their life. Research shows it even has an impact on our society! In this…

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How your antenatal diet can influence your baby's future

15 June 2020

The first part of the first 1000 days window of opportunity starts in pregnancy. What you eat and drink now can have a profound effect on your baby’s development and future health (2) . Throughout pregnancy, your baby is completely dependent on you for everything they need (2).  Therefore care should be taken when planning what…

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Are you thinking of breast feeding, bottle feeding or a combination of both?

15 June 2020

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on them and make a purchase a small amount of money is sent to me which I put towards the running costs of this blog. The price to you remains the same.After your baby is born, the journey of the first 1000 days continues. If you’ve been…

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Do you know what the most nutritious store cupboard baby led weaning foods are?

08 June 2020

I’ve had lots of questions these last few weeks from worried Mums who were due to start weaning but are now concerned that they won’t be able to access the ingredients they need because of lockdown and so I thought I would put together this post on weaning with store cupboard ingredients to show you…

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What is the best pre-pregnancy diet to optimise fertility?

01 June 2020

This is a guest post by Registered Dietitian, Claire Pettit of CP Nutrition For anyone trying to have a baby, I’m sure you will have seen the wealth of suggestions and advice available on the internet about how to improve your chances of getting pregnant. Although we all want to do the best we can…

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Weaning Week Awards Finalist

28 May 2020

WOW!I can’t quite believe it.I’ve just found out that I’ve been nominated in three categories for the Weaning Week Awards! I’m gobsmacked! But also delighted. The three categories I’m up for are:😊Best Blog😊Best Instagram Influencer Account😊Best Online AccountI started ‘The Children’s Nutritionist’ 2 years ago to help new mums get the right information on food…

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Why you should practice pace feeding when bottle-feeding your baby

25 May 2020

What is paced feeding?Pace feeding is a new bottle feeding technique that allows your baby to be in control of how much and how quickly they feed. The technique strengthens the attachment between you and your baby. It mimics the way a baby would feed if breastfeeding and can prevent overfeeding therefore reducing the risk…

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How can I make baby led weaning choking foods safer?

18 May 2020

According to a recent survey of all of my social media followers, gagging and choking is the number 1 weaning worry. I get it, it was my biggest worry too when I weaned my children.Each day around 40 under-5s are rushed to hospital after choking on something or swallowing something dangerous.I’ve teamed up with Daisy…

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What are the best baby bottles when breastfeeding?

11 May 2020

This is a guest post by Registered Dietitian, Gabriella Goodchild.However you choose to feed your baby, you may decide to introduce a bottle at some point. With so many brands and baby bottles to choose from, how do you know which bottle to choose? And what are the best baby bottles when breastfeeding?Why introduce a bottle…

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What is the best diet for me? Nutritional genetics may be the missing part of the puzzle

27 April 2020

This is a guest post by Helen Phadnis, The Brighton Dietitian What is the best diet to follow? That is the million-dollar question that science has floundered with but is the silver bullet many of us want.  We were recommended a low-fat diet in the 80’s and 90’s, low carbs and high protein in the…

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Top 12 plant based snacks for children

13 April 2020

You can’t have missed how popular plant based eating has become. It’s good for us, it’s good for the environment and it can be healthy for our little ones too.It doesn’t mean going all-out vegan. For many of us it’s about including dairy, eggs and meat in our diets, but having it less often. How…

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We’re ready to start weaning at 4 months or 5 months. Is that ok?

30 March 2020

I’m sure you will have heard that weaning should start at 6 months, however the average age in the UK for babies starting solid food is 5 months and 1 week.In fact you might be a mummy who thinks their little one is ready to start a little sooner.  Or if you’ve started weaning already, you…

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Baby & toddler lunch ideas – 20 different sandwiches

16 March 2020

Sandwiches are quick and easy meals for baby and toddler lunches and make a fabulous baby led weaning lunch. They are also an ideal way to pack in nutrition as most little ones will happily munch on bread. I’m often asked if bread is OK as bread itself is a source of salt. Bread does…

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Baby Porridge & Overnight Oats – 20 different ideas

02 March 2020

Oat based breakfasts make an amazing start to the day. My first baby was ravenous the minute he woke up so I used to make him overnight oats that were ready and waiting in the fridge the moment we got downstairs. My second child, however, loved a warming bowl of porridge to start her day. Whichever…

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Raising your family on a plant based diet By leading children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel

17 February 2020

Whether you’ve chosen to remove certain foods from your baby’s diet on health, religious, environmental, or ethical grounds or their diet has to be restricted for other reasons such as allergies, it’s important to ensure that your baby gets all the essential vitamins and minerals they need. It is possible to raise your baby on…

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Why is sustainability important when it comes to food?

03 February 2020

Many of us are becoming more conscious about climate change and looking after the environment and want to bring our families up in a more sustainable way. The way we shop and eat play a huge role in terms of environmental impact and our choices can have a profound effect on food sustainability.I’ve invited my…

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