Sarah Haynes

Program Coordinator, Health and Wellness and School Marketing

New Mexico

From evidence-based health education to engaging programs, Sarah is passionate about helping others understand our food’s farm-to-table connection. Before joining the team in 2019, she tapped into this passion while serving as an evidence-based health initiatives program manager, extension assistant professor and nutrition program director, and outreach data collaborative program manager. Now, Sarah will use her expertise to help Dairy MAX promote wellness and combat malnutrition. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies and master’s degree in community health education from the University of New Mexico – and is also a certified National Academy of Sports Medicine fitness instructor, volunteer track and cross-country coach, and Les Mills BODYPUMP fanatic. 

Favorite healthy breakfast: 
Peanut butter oatmeal made with milk, bananas and a little honey.

One food you’d want if stranded on a desert island:
Cheese to go with all the fruit I find.

Your food/nutrition mentor growing up: 
My mom and my grandma; I learned about the agricultural connection to our dinner table from my grandma and about cooking from the meals my mom prepared.