Picky Eating Awareness Week: Eastbourne mum and expert hold free advice sessions
Busy Food Awareness Week (November 21-27) provides expert advice for parents, nurseries and healthcare workers to get kids eating a wide variety of foods.
Sarah Almond Bushell is the founder of The Children’s Nutritionist and works with brands like Heinz, Holland & Barrett, Burger King and Hovis. She wants to start conversations about picky eating and offer free expert advice to help overcome stressful meals.
During Picky Eating Awareness Week, Sarah will be sharing a range of free tips and tricks over a five-day period. Although the sessions are free, Sarah asks people who join her to make a voluntary donation to The Trussell Trust which supports a national network of food banks.
Driven by her own story of struggling to feed her son despite her many years of clinical experience, Sarah personally sought out the best advice from around the world to help her understand what was at stake with her son’s difficult feeding. Having learned from some of the most qualified specialists in America, with whom Sarah later trained, she studied the psychology of child development, the psychology of food and food therapy to help initiate breakthroughs, both in his own situation and with his clients.
Sarah currently reaches around 130,000 people each month with her expertise and knowledge through her online platforms and hopes this Picky Eating Awareness Week will allow her to reach many more. She said: “I am on a mission to spread this knowledge, which is still largely untapped, much more widely, to bring tools and techniques to the table to help reduce mealtime stress. I created this awareness week to spread my knowledge on an even bigger scale and help as many people as possible.
In addition to parents and family members, Sarah is also using this awareness week as an opportunity to reach out to the professionals parents turn to for help – frontline healthcare professionals and education providers, who are not specifically trained in this area, but are expected to support struggling parents.