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Book In With Our Paediatric Dietitians

Meet Sarah Almond Bushell and Claire Pearson

our fully-qualified Paediatric Dietitians

hello!

I’m Sarah

I’m a Registered Paediatric Dietitian & feeding therapist with 20+ years of NHS and private practice experience. I work with families of children struggling with:

My focus is on your child’s psychology of eating, why they do what they do, whats causing them to avoid certain foods and how you should respond. I know how it feels to wish your little one would try new foods, have a healthier balance, to avoid the bugs, or to long for drama-free and happy family mealtimes – and I promise it is possible.

At our initial assessment, together we’ll explore what happens at mealtimes, we look at your child’s food and routines, your family eating habits and we identify why your child isn’t eating well, so we know exactly how to help them.

what it’s like

working with Sarah

step 01:

After you book your consultation, you’ll receive my pre-consultation questionnaire. I’ll give you some simple homework to carry out and send back to me, so I can get an idea of your child’s diet and how your mealtimes look before our online consultation.

step 02:

Our online consultation is an assessment which takes place as a video call over Zoom, lasting approximately 90 minutes. You’re free to choose your own weekday slot in my calendar.

step 03:

After your consultation I’ll email you with a written plan. This way, you won’t have to worry about taking notes or forgetting anything important. You’ll get a detailed action plan, in writing, straight to your inbox.

step 04:

Whilst the assessment won’t immediately resolve the issues, it will give you a plan to take forward. You may decide to go it alone from this stage, but ideally, you’ll need follow up…

appointments to support you with implementing the plan. I may either refer you on to another specialist to help with this, or I may invite you to book in for further one-to-one time with me.

I specialise in the psychology and skills of feeding, as well as children’s food and nutrition. Let me support you to raise a happy, healthy eater.

hello!

I’m Claire

I’m a Registered Paediatric Dietitian with 5+ years of NHS and private practice experience. My specialist areas are:

I’m passionate about normalising feeding for families so you can enjoy mealtimes together, no matter what nutritional challenges you are facing.

what it’s like

working with Claire

step 01:

You’ll need to book a minimum of two consultations with me – an initial consultation for assessment/advice plus a follow up to ensure the advice is working…

After you book your consultations, you’ll receive my pre-consultation questionnaire. Please complete and return this to me before our first online meeting.

step 02:

Our online consultations take place as video calls over Zoom and last for approximately 60 minutes each. You’re free to choose your own weekday or evening slots in my calendar.

step 03:

After your consultations I’ll email you with a written plan. This way, you won’t have to worry about taking notes or forgetting anything important. You’ll get a detailed action plan, in writing, straight to your inbox.

step 04:

After our two consultations, I’ll review whether you need further support. I’ll either refer you on to another specialist or invite you to book in for further one-to-one time with me.

I specialise in the nutritional issues listed in the section above. (If you’re struggling with fussy eating or weight management, please book in with Sarah as those are her expert fields.) Let me support you with your child’s nutritional challenges so you can enjoy mealtimes again.

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frequently asked questions

Yes! Please explore above for more information, fees and booking.

I don’t accept payment by private medical insurance.
I can happily work with children up to and including the age of 18 (until they leave full-time education).

I don’t carry out allergy testing, but I may help you diagnose food allergies and/or intolerances by removing food and reintroducing it (where it’s safe to do so).

You can book straight away, and depending on my calendar, we can often have our first consultation within a week or two. Please note that if your booking with Sarah, you may need to keep a food diary and video mealtimes before our first meeting.

I’m afraid not, we are specialists in children’s nutrition.

Got a fussy eater?

Sarah can help!

Other nutritional concerns?

Claire can support you!