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.

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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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Online Consultations

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

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Industry Services

  • Apps
  • Articles
  • Books
  • Consumer Press
  • Digital Health
  • FOOD
  • Marketing research
  • New product development
  • Radio
  • Recipe development
  • Social media content creation
  • TV
  • 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
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Started Weaning Playbooks & Portion Size Guide
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Recent Posts from Sarah Almond Bushell's Blog

The 8 best blogs for baby led weaning recipes

22 November 2021

I spend a lot of time looking for delicious recipes for the families that I work with to help them be inspired when weaning, so I thought why not write a round-up of all of my favourite blogs.There are 8 blogs that I visit often and it’s because the recipes they create are not only…

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Which milk is best for babies? A review of infant formula

16 November 2021

Every day I’m asked a question about formula. My gut feeling is that there isn’t enough information and support out there for mums and dads who bottle feed, and I know lots of my healthcare professional colleagues are afraid to share this information for being seen as promoting bottle feeding.My belief is fed is best…

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"I'm Thinking Of Getting A Bottle Prep Machine. Are They Safe For My Baby?"

08 November 2021

This blog contains affiliate links.What are bottle prep machines?Bottle prep machines, also known as ‘baby bottle makers’, will either mix baby formula to the correct temperature or just boil water to the required temperature.We know that the best method to feed your little one is to breastfeed for their first six months. However, not all…

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Indulgent Recipes And Ideas For Fun Bonfire Night Food

27 October 2021

I love this time of year! Autumn has got to be one of my favourite seasons and I especially love wrapping up warm with hats, scarves and gloves and getting outside to stand around a bonfire and watch an impressive firework display.In this blog I am going to give you some amazing ideas for celebrating…

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My Top 10 Recommendations On Kids Books About Food

25 October 2021

One of the best ways that you can help your children learn about food and nutrition is through books.And I love this way of teaching children because it’s a pressure-free way where children can hear important messages about healthy eating without there being any expectation for them to try new food or eat certain things….

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Introducing Allergens to Baby – how to minimise the risk of an allergic reaction

19 October 2021

If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.Weaning your baby onto solid foods is exciting but can also be daunting. Worrying about food allergy is a real concern for some parents when you start weaning your baby. How will you know if your baby…

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Why salt for babies is an important topic for new parents

12 October 2021

We are told to avoid salt in babies under 1 year of age as their kidneys can’t cope with it. However we all – including babies – need a little bit of salt to survive. What baby’s kidneys can’t cope with is too much salt.If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered…

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Top 10 Quick And Healthy Bedtime Snacks For Toddlers

11 October 2021

Healthy bedtime snacks can play a part in helping to fill your toddler up, provide important nutrition, as well as helping them settle down to a good night’s sleep. Whether your child needs a bedtime snack is unique to them and can vary from day to day, depending on their activity levels, their appetite and whether…

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30 easy stage 3 baby food recipes and how to know when they’re ready

27 September 2021

If you are traditionally spoon weaning your baby, you will get to a point where your baby can easily manage thick purées, some finger foods and is even coping with soft lumps.Now you need to turn up the textures a notch to provide more challenging foods which is the final step before your baby is…

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Jack o lantern pumpkin recipes – yes you can eat Halloween pumpkins!

22 September 2021

This blog contains affiliate links. No doubt you’ll have bought pumpkins to carve for Halloween at some point in your life but have you ever wondered whether the insides are edible and if so what you can do with them?In the UK, 95% of all pumpkins that are grown locally, are turned into Halloween lanterns. And…

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Baby Portion Sizes

21 September 2021

Baby portion sizes – how to tell if your baby if eating wellFeeding your baby (and getting it right) is a hot topic. The most frequently asked question I get on social media is “How much food should my baby be eating?”After all, what you feed them makes them grow, develop and flourish into the…

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How To Wean Baby Off Formula

13 September 2021

Do I need to stop baby formula milk?When your baby approaches their first birthday you may start thinking about weaning off formula and on to whole cow’s milk.Formula mimics the nutritional composition of breast milk and contains suitable amounts of nutrients like protein, fats, and minerals tailored to support optimal growth for the first year…

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How to start baby led weaning and 30 nutritious recipes

30 August 2021

There’s a lot of information in this blog. If you would like a PDF version delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.With thanks to Charlotte Harman for the research that went into producing this blog.Baby Led Weaning has a slightly different set of things to consider than traditional spoon weaning so I wanted…

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When can baby sit in highchair? Exciting signs to look out for

16 August 2021

This blog contains affiliate links.When can baby sit in highchair? Exciting signs to look out for!Highchairs are one of the most significant pieces of baby equipment you’ll buy and their price range varies from £15 right up to several hundred pounds. But do you know what to look for in a highchair?It’s not just about…

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Fussy baby at the breast: Why is my baby crying?

02 August 2021

If your baby is fussy at the breast and you’re not sure why, take a look through the following list of potential reasons, along with the solutions and hopefully this will answer your questions. Baby’s having a growth spurt.Growth spurts are common in babies and are a time when they often become fussy. They can…

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Baby Led Weaning Pancakes

21 July 2021

Pancakes have long been a favourite in our house and now my children are older they make their own! Whether you prefer them sweet or savoury, you can’t go wrong by suggesting them as a weekend breakfast or as a mid afternoon snack. You might be wondering when it’s OK for your baby to eat them especially…

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8 tips to encourage your toddler to self feed

05 July 2021

Letting your toddler feed themselves without any assistance (self feeding) can be a messy business when starting out! It can be frustrating spending time clearing up their constant mess. However it’s important to encourage your toddler to self feed in order to help develop their fine motor skills, develop their independence and allow them to learn…

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Healthy finger food for toddlers and 50 easy meal options

21 June 2021

When my first baby entered the toddler years, he insisted on feeding himself. Suddenly I was thrown into a world where the Annabel Karmel recipes I’d lovingly prepared were outright rejected, along with all forms of cutlery, bibs and feeding utensils. All he wanted to do was feed himself whole pieces of food.But he still wasn’t quite…

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7 of the best toddler utensils for self feeding

07 June 2021

One of the aims when weaning your baby is to teach them how to self-feed. But often, they prefer to eat with their hands rather than use cutlery… it’s easier after-all!They do however have to learn how to use a spoon, fork and knife and in this blog I’m going to guide you through how…

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15 baby led weaning egg recipes and tips for introducing your baby to egg

24 May 2021

Eggs are one of my favourite first foods because they are a staple that can be whipped up into a super tasty meal really quickly. And they are also packed full of nutrients such as protein, zinc and iron, which are needed for the growth and development of your baby. When can I give my baby egg?The…

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