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

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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How to encourage more vegetables for kids

20 January 2020

I was interviewed by a journalist recently who asked me for my 5 top tips to help kids eat veggies and my suggestions came as a bit of a surprise to her.She said she’d expected me to talk about making sauces packed full of blitzed up veggies, hiding veggies in mashed potato or making toddler…

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The best first foods for baby led weaning

06 January 2020

So you know you want to have a go at baby led weaning, but do you know how to start? Which foods should you try your baby with? Which ones are safe? Which ones are nutritious superfoods? Which ones should you avoid? What sort of shape should you make them, and how do you stop them becoming so slippery…

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Can I give my baby Christmas dinner?

16 December 2019

Yes, you can…and in fact you should! There are so many seasonal foods at this time of year that are perfect for babies even those at the start of their weaning journey, so there is no reason why your baby can’t join you at the festival table.Christmas dinner is one meal that is almost always…

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Weaning Premature Babies

02 December 2019

One of my NCT friends had her baby early and really struggled when it came to weaning. There is a lot of weaning guidance available for babies born on or around their due date (from week 37 of pregnancy onwards is considered term). However, not a lot for the 10% of all babies who decided to…

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Can my baby have soya formula?

18 November 2019

There is quite a lot of controversy around soya infant formula and at the moment it’s not recommended for babies under 6 months of age. Recently the British Dietetic Association updated their guidance on the use of soya infant formula as new research has come to light.Why has lots of research into soya based formula…

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The best baby food for constipation

01 November 2019

This blog is all about poo!Baby constipation a subject I get asked about a lot. Understandably it can cause some anxiety in parents. I’ll talk you through what’s normal in terms of the frequency, colour and consistency of your baby’s bowel movements and talk about baby constipation remedies. This blog will attempt to get to the…

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My First Halloween

31 October 2019

When my husband and I bought our first place together we were young, carefree 20 somethings and we partied a lot! Every year we hosted a fancy dress Halloween Party which went on till the early hours! Fast forward a few years, our children came along and the parties still happened but they tended to…

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Healthy Halloween Party Food

26 October 2019

Boo to You! Sarah Almond Bushell MPhil, BSc (Hons) RD Registered Dietitian & Children’s Nutritionist I love Halloween, it marks the change in seasons for me, it’s around the time when the clocks go back, the first term at school is over and we can start the count down to Christmas – my absolute favourite…

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The best food for babies

14 October 2019

This blog is sponsored by Nature & Nurture Baby & Child Vitamins and contains an affiliate link for this product. Once your baby reaches 6 months of age, their nutritional requirements are much greater. Not only have they started to run out of their important nutrient reserves that they were born with (such as iron),…

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Dairy Free Baby Food for Weaning

29 September 2019

It is estimated that 1 in 14 children under the age of three will have some sort of food allergy, with the most common allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soya, fish and wheat. Did you know that 2-3% of babies have an allergy to milk or Cows Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA)? It’s the most…

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Whats the difference between omega 3 and Fish oils for kids

16 September 2019

Disclaimer – this post contains an affiliate link.It might surprise you to learn that omega 3 is a fat. It’s a healthy fat and a critical nutrient for babies and children. What are healthy fats?There are lots of different types of fat and they all not all equal. You will probably have heard of saturated…

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