Our Experts: Sarah Almond Bushell
Sarah,mum of two, is a leading child nutritionist and expert in the dietary needs of children. She is a published author and has conducted extensive research into nutrition for children with special dietary needs. She is qualified to Masters degree level with two degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics from Leeds Metropolitan University & University of Brighton. Sarah is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.*
Sarah helps many families with nutritional problems and educates children on all aspects of nutrition through her NHS role to optimise their health for happy, healthy futures. She is also a full-time mum to Charlie and Maisie and is a keen cook!
Sarah offers a nutrition consultancy service and can be contacted at childrensnutrition.co.uk or via her Facebook page: facebook.com/feedingbabies for private nutrition consultations.
*Dietitians are often referred to as the 'Gold Standard' when it comes to nutrition and food professionals. Anyone can call themselves a 'Nutritionist', 'Nutritional Therapist' or 'Diet Expert' but Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law. The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)'s role is to protect the public and so they act as the UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct and keeps a register of professionals who meet the standards, so you can check via their website to see if your nutrition professional is truly a registered dietitian. www.hcpc-uk.org
Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems. They work with both healthy and sick people, young and old. You can find out more about dietitians at www.bda.uk.com