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

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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Why is my breastfed baby refusing bottle feeding?

10 May 2021

Both of my babies were breastfed and completely refused to take a bottle. That was before the days of the internet when I could have just googled what to do. Instead, I had to take trips to the library to read tattered mothering books, which to be honest were less than helpful, and none of the…

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The Sensory Side of Weaning

07 May 2021

In celebration of WeaningWeek I’ve written a brand new blog for my friends at Nuby UK on an often overlooked, but really important side of weaning.⁠⁠It’s the sensory side of weaning.⁠⁠Babies learn to eat using their sensory system and the more that weaning is a sensory experience, the more their brains develop.⁠⁠In this blog, I…

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What is a picky eating disorder and do you need to worry?

12 April 2021

Have you ever worried whether your child’s picky eating behaviour is something more serious?Why do they refuse to eat certain foods without even so much as trying them and why nothing you do seems to help?Some children become ‘problem feeders’ and what started as picky eating can develop into a picky eating disorder like Avoidant/Restrictive…

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What to do if your baby is refusing to eat!

29 March 2021

If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.Are you battling with a baby that constantly pushes away the spoon? Often babies get off to a great start with weaning and then suddenly they don’t want to eat, and it can be a worry!In this…

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Are you curious? Can you overfeed a breastfed baby?

15 March 2021

If you would like a PDF download of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below. My first baby fed frequently. I mean every 40 minutes or so and as he got older, every time he cried, I offered him the boob. It worked, he settled and he wasn’t a fan of…

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When can babies have chocolate? A guide for worried parents

14 February 2021

If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below. “Is it ok to give my baby chocolate?”This is a common question that mums have as there is a lot of conflicting information online about chocolate. Although chocolate is delicious, it is not recommended for babies…

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Which of the different types of tuna is best for baby?

01 February 2021

If you’d like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.We know that during the first few months of a baby’s life, good nutrition is really important. So why is tuna such a great option for your baby? In this blog, I’ll help you to decide which of the…

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What's the best natural substitute for sugar that’s safe for children?

18 January 2021

If you would like a PDF version of this blog delivered directly to your inbox, pop your details below.Not a day goes by without me seeing something on social media or in the news about how evil sugar is, but actually sugar is just a simple carbohydrate and it isn’t bad for children if it’s…

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