Sarah Haynes

Sarah Haynes

Program Coordinator, Health and Wellness and School Marketing

New Mexico

Sarah believes there is no excuse for hunger or an adverse relationship with food and that opportunities for physical activity should be accessible to all people, in all places, all of the time. As a life-long New Mexican, Sarah is passionate about helping people understand the farm-to-table connection, which she believes is such an integral part of New Mexican culture. Before joining the Dairy MAX team in 2019, she tapped into this passion while serving as a health initiatives program manager for YMCA of Central New Mexico and the director for NMSU Cooperative Extension nutrition education program in Bernalillo County. 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 fitness instructor and personal trainer. Sarah lives in Albuquerque with her husband and two sons and when she’s not helping others understand the farm-to-table connection, she’s pursuing her other passion of teaching Les Mills group fitness classes.

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.